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incipient

in·cip·i·ent / inˈsipēənt/ • adj. in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop: he could feel incipient anger building up an incipient black eye. ∎  (of a person) developing into a specified type or role: we seemed more like friends than incipient lovers. DERIVATIVES: in·cip·i·ence n. in·cip·i·en·cy n. in·cip·i·ent·ly adv.

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incipient

incipient XVII. — L. incipiēns, -ent-, prp. of incipere undertake, begin, f. IN-1 + capere take.

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incipient

incipient (in-sip-iĕnt) adj. coming into existence: describing a stage in a disease.

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