Inchoate In"cho*ate, a. [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p. of incohare to begin.] Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete. -- {In"cho*ate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Neither a substance perfect, nor a substance inchoate. --Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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