[ in-sip-ee-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp i ənt /
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold.
- incisal guide angle,
Origin of incipient
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/ (ɪnˈsɪpɪənt) /
just starting to be or happen; beginning
Word Origin for incipient
C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
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1660s, from Latin incipientem (nominative incipiens), present participle of incipere "begin, take up," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable).
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