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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*cras"sate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incrassated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Incrassating}.] [L. incrassatus, p. p. of
    incrassare; pref. in- in + crassus thick.]
    To make thick or thicker; to thicken; especially, in
    pharmacy, to thicken (a liquid) by the mixture of another
    substance, or by evaporating the thinner parts.
          Acids dissolve or attenuate; alkalies precipitate or
          incrassate.                              --Sir I.
          Liquors which time hath incrassated into jellies. --Sir
                                                   T. Browne.
  2. \In*cras"sate\, v. i.
    To become thick or thicker.
  3. \In*cras"sate\, Incrassated \In*cras"sa*ted\, a. [L.
    incrassatus, p. p.]
    1. Made thick or thicker; thickened; inspissated.
    2. (Bot.) Thickened; becoming thicker. --Martyn.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Swelled out on some particular part, as the
       antenn[ae] of certain insects.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Thickened; of a pollen grain, with thickened margins around the apertures.
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