[in-sep-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛp tɪv/
Grammar. (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.”.
the inceptive aspect.
a verb in this aspect.
beginning; incipient; initial
(grammar) Also called inchoative. denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the beginning of an action
1650s, from French inceptif (16c.), from Latin incept-, past participle stem of incipere “to begin” (see inception).
[in-sep-tuh-sawl, -sol] /ɪnˈsɛp təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/ noun 1. a soil so young that horizons have just begun to form: especially prevalent in tundra areas.
[in-sept] /ɪnˈsɛpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to take in; ingest. /ɪnˈsɛpt/ verb (transitive) 1. (of organisms) to ingest (food) 2. (Brit) (formerly) to take a master’s or doctor’s degree at a university noun 3. (botany) a rudimentary organ v. 1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere “to begin” (see inception). Related: Incepted.
[in-sur-ti-tood, -tyood] /ɪnˈsɜr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. uncertainty or doubtfulness. 2. instability or insecurity: The incertitude of his position in life caused him to postpone marriage. /ɪnˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd/ noun 1. uncertainty; doubt 2. a state of mental or emotional insecurity n. mid-15c., “variability,” from Middle French incertitude (14c.), from Late Latin incertitudinem (nominative incertitudo); see certitude. […]
[in-ses-uh nt] /ɪnˈsɛs ənt/ adjective 1. continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending: an incessant noise. /ɪnˈsɛsənt/ adjective 1. not ceasing; continual n. 1610s; see incessant + -cy. adj. mid-15c., from Old French incessant (mid-14c.), from Late Latin incessantem (nominative incessans) “unceasing,” from Latin in- “not” (see in- (1)) + cessantem (nominative cessans), present participle of cessare […]