- beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold.
Origin of incipient
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beginning, nascent, developing.
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- just starting to be or happen; beginning
C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for incipiently
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