(of a derived verb
, or of an aspect in verb inflection) expressing the beginning of the action indicated by the underlying verb, as Latin verbs
in -scō, which
generally have inceptive force
, as calēscō
“become or begin to be hot” from caleō
Origin: 1605–15; Related forms
< Late Latin inceptīvus.
1. inchoative, embryonic, nascent.