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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incipient mean? 

INCIPIENT (adjective)
  The adjective INCIPIENT has 1 sense:

1. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

  Familiarity information: INCIPIENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INCIPIENT (adjective)

Sense 1incipient [BACK TO TOP]


Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed


inchoate; incipient

Context examples:

incipient civil disorder / an incipient tumor / a vague inchoate idea


early (being or occurring at an early stage of development)

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