[ verb in-kras-eyt; adjective in-kras-it, -eyt ]
See synonyms for: incrassateincrassation on

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.

  1. Also in·cras·sat·ed. Botany, Entomology. thickened or swollen.

Origin of incrassate

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Late Latin incrassātus, past participle of incrassāre “to fatten, make thick,” derivative of crassus “thick, dense, stout, heavy, deep, opaque”; see in-2, crass, -ate1

Other words from incrassate

  • in·cras·sa·tion, noun
  • in·cras·sa·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for incrassate


adjective(ɪnˈkræsɪt, -eɪt) incrassated
  1. biology thickened or swollen: incrassate cell walls

  2. obsolete fattened or swollen

  1. obsolete to make or become thicker

Origin of incrassate

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

Derived forms of incrassate

  • incrassation, noun

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