incept

[ in-sept ]
/ ɪnˈsɛpt /

verb (used with object)

to take in; ingest.

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Origin of incept

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere “to begin, undertake,” equivalent to in- “in” + cep- (combining form of cap- “to take”) + -tus past participle suffix; the sense “to take in” by literal translation of prefix and base; see in-2, captive

OTHER WORDS FROM incept

in·cep·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incept

incept
/ (ɪnˈsɛpt) /

verb (tr)

(of organisms) to ingest (food)
British (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university

noun

botany a rudimentary organ

Derived forms of incept

inceptor, noun

Word Origin for incept

C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
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