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Wordnet 3.0


1. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed;
- Example: "incipient civil disorder"
- Example: "an incipient tumor"
- Example: "a vague inchoate idea"
[syn: incipient, inchoate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incipient \In*cip"i*ent\, a. [L. incipiens, p. pr. of incipere to begin. See Inception.] Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day. -- In*cip"i*ent*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

incipient adj 1: only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea" [syn: incipient, inchoate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "incipient": Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning, budding, creative, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elemental, elementary, elfin, embryonic, fetal, formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incunabular, infant, infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, inventive, meager, midget, nanoid, nascent, natal, original, parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, squat, stunted, undersize, undersized, ur, wizened