Simple Definition of inchoate
: not completely formed or developed yet
Examples of inchoate
<inchoate feelings of affection for a man whom she had, up till now, thought of as only a friend>
Origin of inchoate
Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare to start work on, perhaps from in- + cohum part of a yoke to which the beam of a plow is fitted
First Known Use: 1534
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