Definitions of "inchoate"
  1. Something that is not yet fully formed or developed
  2. A state where something has not been put into actual use or possession
  3. Criminal actions that are considered preliminary steps toward another crime
How to use "inchoate" in a sentence
  1. The new business had an inchoate plan, still needing various details to be worked out.
  2. The inchoate patent had not been utilized or come into possession of the inventor.
  3. Charges of inchoate offenses were filed against the suspect for his preliminary acts to commit a potential crime.

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