incipient
[ in-sip-ee-uhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from Latin incipient- ‘undertaking, beginning’, from the verb incipere, from in- ‘into, towards’ + capere ‘take’
Synonyms
  • beginning
  • fundamental
  • inceptive
Antonyms
  • developed
  • grown
  • mature
Definition
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
Example
The incipient fog implied that the weather was about to take a turn for the worse.
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