incrassate

[verb in-kras-eyt; adjective in-kras-it, -eyt]
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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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 for incrassate

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