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hatch

(hăch)
v. hatched, hatching, hatches
v.intr.
To emerge from or break out of an egg.
v.tr.
1. To produce (young) from an egg.
2. To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
n.
1. The act or an instance of hatching.
2. The young hatched at one time; a brood.

hatch′er n.