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 ?
Let me go to bed, then,' answered the boy, shrinking from Catherine's salute; and he put his fingers to remove incipient tears.
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.
The work of casting, boring, masonry, the transport of workmen, their establishment in an almost uninhabited country, the construction of furnaces and workshops, the plant, the powder, the projectile, and incipient expenses, would, according to the estimates, absorb nearly the whole.
We have evidence of this, in the facts given in the second chapter, showing that it is the common species which afford the greatest number of recorded varieties, or incipient species.
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?
This bore some resemblance to incipient rigour, and was accompanied by a marked sinking of the pulse.
Night was my usual time for correcting devoirs, and my own room the usual scene of such task--task most onerous hitherto; and it seemed strange to me to feel rising within me an incipient sense of interest, as I snuffed the candle and addressed myself to the perusal of the poor teacher's manuscript.
When the substance is in a proper state for the next process, it betrays evidences of incipient decomposition; the fibres are relaxed and softened, and rendered perfectly malleable.
Either there was lightning afar off, whose reflections were carried by the rolling clouds, or else the gathered force, though not yet breaking into lightning, had an incipient power of light.
They could no longer gain access to the active revolutionists, and the incipient ones, in Lower California.
Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation should be complete.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.