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incrassate

[v. in-kras-eyt; adj. in-kras-it, -eyt] /v. ɪnˈkræs eɪt; adj. ɪnˈkræs ɪt, -eɪt/
verb (used with object), incrassated, incrassating.
1.
Pharmacology. to make (a liquid) thicker by addition of another substance or by evaporation.
adjective
2.
Also, incrassated. Botany, Entomology. thickened or swollen.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin incrassātus past participle of incrassāre to fatten, make thick. See in-2, crass, -ate1
Related forms
incrassation, noun
incrassative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incrassation

incrassate

adjective (ɪnˈkræsɪt; -eɪt)
1.
(biology) thickened or swollen: incrassate cell walls
2.
(obsolete) fattened or swollen
verb (ɪnˈkræseɪt)
3.
(obsolete) to make or become thicker
Derived Forms
incrassation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin incrassāre, from Latin crassus thick, dense
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