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inchoative

adjective in·cho·a·tive \in-ˈkō-ə-tiv\

Definition of INCHOATIVE

1
:  initial, formative <the inchoative stages>
2
:  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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