[ verb in-kras-eyt; adjective in-kras-it, -eyt ]
/ verb ɪnˈkræs eɪt; adjective ɪnˈkræs ɪt, -eɪt /

verb (used with object), in·cras·sat·ed, in·cras·sat·ing.

Pharmacology. to make (a liquid) thicker by addition of another substance or by evaporation.


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 forms

in·cras·sa·tion, nounin·cras·sa·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for incrassate


adjective (ɪnˈkræsɪt, -eɪt) incrassated

biology thickened or swollenincrassate cell walls
obsolete fattened or swollen

verb (ɪnˈkræseɪt)

obsolete to make or become thicker

Derived Forms

incrassation, noun

Word Origin for incrassate

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