verb (used with object)

  1. to take in; ingest.

verb (tr)

  1. (of organisms) to ingest (food)
  2. British (formerly) to take a master’s or doctor’s degree at a university


  1. botany a rudimentary organ

1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere “to begin” (see inception). Related: Incepted.

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