Meaning of inceptive

in•cep•tive

Pronunciation: (in-sep'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. beginning; initial.
  2. (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 “be hot.”
—n.
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