incipient


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in·cip·i·ent

 (ĭn-sĭp′ē-ənt)
adj.
Beginning to exist or appear: detecting incipient tumors; an incipient personnel problem.

[Latin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.]

in·cip′i·en·cy, in·cip′i·ence n.
in·cip′i·ent·ly adv.

incipient

(ɪnˈsɪpɪənt)
adj
just starting to be or happen; beginning
[C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-2 + capere to take]
inˈcipience, inˈcipiency n
inˈcipiently adv

in•cip•i•ent

(ɪnˈsɪp i ənt)

adj.
beginning to exist or appear: an incipient cold.
[1580–90; < Latin incipient-, s. of incipiēns, present participle of incipere; see inception]
in•cip′i•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incipient - only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

incipient

adjective beginning, starting, developing, originating, commencing, embryonic, nascent, inchoate, inceptive There were signs of incipient panic.

incipient

adjective
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
Translations
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incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] ADJ [infection, illness, democracy, inflation, recession] → incipiente; [romance, friendship] → incipiente, naciente

incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpiənt] adjnaissant(e)

incipient

adjanfangend, beginnend; disease, difficulties alsoeinsetzend; panicaufkommend; democracyjung

incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] adj (disease, baldness) → incipiente; (revolt) → nascente

in·ci·pi·ent

a. incipiente, principiante, que comienza a existir.
References in classic literature ?
It is more than probable that, in the disordered state of his thoughts, he would soon have fallen into some suspicious, if not fatal, error had not his incipient attempts been interrupted by a fierce growl from the quadruped.
Holgrave gazed at her, as he rolled up his manuscript, and recognized an incipient stage of that curious psychological condition which, as he had himself told Phoebe, he possessed more than an ordinary faculty of producing.
It was now the season of incipient preparation for dinner.
Let me go to bed, then,' answered the boy, shrinking from Catherine's salute; and he put his fingers to remove incipient tears.
It appeared to me that the eggs from which young Insurers were hatched, were incubated in dust and heat, like the eggs of ostriches, judging from the places to which those incipient giants repaired on a Monday morning.
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sound, until the repetition has bred a want, which is incipient habit?
When Carlotta heard of the astounding reception bestowed upon her understudy, she was at once cured of an incipient attack of bronchitis and a bad fit of sulking against the management and lost the slightest inclination to shirk her duties.
This bore some resemblance to incipient rigour, and was accompanied by a marked sinking of the pulse.
The quiverings of incipient harmony were hushed, and the divine sat in speechless and almost terrified astonishment, while she undid the door, and stood up in the sacred desk from which his maledictions had just been thundered.
What he most wanted, was sufficient capital to enable him to endure incipient obstacles and losses; and to hold on until success had time to spring up from the midst of disastrous experiments.
But no symptom of that incipient affection which was to govern her life, could either of her parents ever discover; and in the exhibitions of her attachments, there was nothing to be seen but that quiet and regulated esteem, which grows out of association and good sense, and which is so obviously different from the restless and varying emotions that are said to belong to the passion of love.
I very well understand this is not the fashionable, or possibly the polite way of describing those incipient sentiments which form the germ of love in the virgin affections of young ladies, and that a skillful and refined poet would use very different language on the occasion; but I began this history to represent things as they are, and such is the manner in which "Love's Young Dream" appears to a pocket-handkerchief.