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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Only partly in existence.

Usage examples (39)
  • I was fifty-two years old - I had diabetes and incipient arthritis.
  • incipient civil disorder
  • The hope, he felt, lay in incipient black militancy, in latent white decency, and, above all, in education.
  • To say "Margaret Thatcher" is to see every past president's eye light up, and the vocal chords quiver in incipient introduction. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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