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incipient

in·cip·i·ent

incipient

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sI pi nt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: starting to exist or become apparent; in an early stage of development.
The incipient danger caused some to flee the country.
antonyms:
full-blown
similar words:
primitive
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derivations: incipiently (adv.), incipience (n.)
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