incrassate

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

adjective

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

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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, nounin·cras·sa·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incrassate

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 of incrassate

incrassation, noun

Word Origin for incrassate

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