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[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.
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  1. Also in·cras·sat·ed. Botany, Entomology. thickened or swollen.
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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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Examples from the Web for incrassate

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


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

Word Origin

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