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incrassate

[verb in-kras-eyt; adjective in-kras-it, -eyt]
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verb (used with object), in·cras·sat·ed, in·cras·sat·ing.
  1. Pharmacology. to make (a liquid) thicker by addition of another substance or by evaporation.
adjective
  1. Also in·cras·sat·ed. Botany, Entomology. thickened or swollen.

Origin of incrassate

1595–1605; < Late Latin incrassātus past participle of incrassāre to fatten, make thick. See in-2, crass, -ate1
Related formsin·cras·sa·tion, nounin·cras·sa·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Septum with a wide undulation near its origin, thence straight and incrassate at the end.

    The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity

    Charles Sumner Boyer

  • Septum undulated near its origin and then straight, incrassate at the end.

  • Had no schoolmaster in moments of heroic enthusiasm attempted to pound a few rules of rhetoric through my incrassate skull?


British Dictionary definitions for incrassate

incrassate

adjective (ɪnˈkræsɪt, -eɪt) incrassated
  1. biology thickened or swollenincrassate cell walls
  2. obsolete fattened or swollen
verb (ɪnˈkræseɪt)
  1. obsolete to make or become thicker
Derived Formsincrassation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin incrassāre, from Latin crassus thick, dense
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