inchoative

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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

inchoatively

adverb

First Known Use of inchoative

circa 1631


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