inchoative[in kō′ə tiv]
- Rare inchoate (sense )
- Gram. expressing the beginning of an action; inceptive, as, in English, through the use of the auxiliary get (Ex.: “we got going early”)
Origin of inchoativeLate Latin incohativus
an inchoative verb or phrase
- Beginning; initial.
- Grammar Of or being a verb or verbal form that designates the beginning of an action, state, or event, such as the Latin verb tumēscēre, “to begin to swell.”