- to take in; ingest.
Origin of incept
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Examples from the Web for inceptor
- (of organisms) to ingest (food)
- British (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
- botany a rudimentary organ
C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for inceptor
1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere "to begin" (see inception). Related: Incepted.
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