adjective \in-ˈkō-ə-tiv\

Definition of INCHOATIVE

:  initial, formative <the inchoative stages>
:  denoting the beginning of an action, state, or occurrence —used of verbs
inchoative noun
in·cho·a·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of INCHOATIVE

circa 1631


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