inchoactive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From incohativus, a participle stem of the Latin word, incohare, “to begin.”

Adjective[edit]

inchoactive ‎(comparative more inchoactive, superlative most inchoactive)

  1. Describing the initial stage of an act.
  2. Pertaining to the nature of commencement or beginnings.
  3. Denoting the start of an action. (Grammatical)

Noun[edit]

inchoactive ‎(plural inchoactives)

  1. (grammar) An inchoative verb.