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Meaning of INCHOATE

Pronunciation:  in'kowit

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"

INCHOATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: early, incipient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"cho*ate\, a. [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p.
    of incohare to begin.]
    Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully
    in existence or operation; existing in its elements;
    incomplete. -- {In"cho*ate*ly}, adv.
          Neither a substance perfect, nor a substance inchoate.
  2. \In"cho*ate\, v. t.
    To begin. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More.
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