What does the word inchoate mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To begin.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Incipient.

Usage examples for inchoate

  1. In these favored places there is always time, always opportunity, for the realities of life; they are not crowded out by the doings of an inchoate, money- loving, pleasure seeking society. – Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  2. When in space that fan could draw out what would otherwise become an inchoate mixture of air and quite weightless water- drops. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  3. Perhaps under all of this there may have been, if not recollections of a previous personal experience, at least the reflected inchoate thoughts of ancestors which I am unable in any clearer way to bring out of darkness. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti