from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To thicken, condense.
- adj. Made thick or thicker; swelled out at some particular part, like the antennae of certain insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To become thick or thicker.
- adj. Made thick or thicker; thickened; inspissated.
- adj. Thickened; becoming thicker.
- adj. Swelled out on some particular part, as the antennæ of certain insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make thick or thicker; thicken; specifically, in pharmacy, to make thicker, as a fluid, by the mixture of something less fluid, or by evaporating the more fluid parts.
- To become thick or thicker.
- Thickened, or made thick or thicker; inspissated; fattened; swollen from fatness.
- In botany, becoming thicker by degrees; swelling or swollen.
- In entomology, gradually swollen in one part, generally toward the apex.
From the participle stem of Latin incrassare, from in- + crassare ‘make thick’, from crassus. (Wiktionary)