Definition of inchoative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

inchoative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊət̮ɪv//
 
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(of verbs) expressing a change of state that happens on its own.Openedinthe door openedis an example of an inchoative verb. compare causative, ergative
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