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incept

[in-sept] /ɪnˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take in; ingest.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin inceptus past participle of incipere to begin, undertake, equivalent to in- in-2 + cep- (combining form of cap- take; see captive) + -tus past participle suffix; sense “take in” by literal translation of prefix and base
Related forms
inceptor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in-cept

incept

/ɪnˈsɛpt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(of organisms) to ingest (food)
2.
(Brit) (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
noun
3.
(botany) a rudimentary organ
Derived Forms
inceptor, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-² + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for in-cept

incept

v.

1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere "to begin" (see inception). Related: Incepted.

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