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Meaning of INCHOATIVE

Pronunciation:  in'kowutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  beginning to develop; "inchoative stages"
 

INCHOATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: formative, immature
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cho"a*tive\ (?; 277), a. [L. inchoativus,
incohativus: cf. F. inchoatif.]
Expressing or pertaining to a beginning; inceptive; as, an
inchoative verb. ``Some inchoative or imperfect rays.'' --W.
Montagu. -- n. An inchoative verb. See {Inceptive}.

 

 

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