from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Made thick or thicker; thickened; inspissated.
- adjective (Bot.) Thickened; becoming thicker.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Swelled out on some particular part, as the antennæ of certain insects.
- intransitive verb To become thick or thicker.
- transitive verb 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.
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- verb To
- adjective botany, zoology Made thick or thicker; swelled out at some particular part, like the
antennaeof certain insects.
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Abdomen ovate, truncate at the base, its apex fuscous; the first node of the petiole compressed, its margin rounded above, the second node incrassate and subglobose; club of the antennæ 2-jointed.
Thorax: the anterior margin slightly rounded with the lateral angles very acute; the femora very thickly incrassate in the middle; the apex of the tibiæ ferruginous.
Pale ferruginous, with the anterior part of the face darker, the mandibles incrassate and very dark fusco-ferruginous; head very large and divided by a deep longitudinal channel, emarginate behind, nearly quadrate; the eyes small and placed forwards on the sides of the head.
Abdomen ovate; the scale incrassate, armed above with two stout acute teeth.
Abdomen very smooth and shining; the node of the petiole incrassate and tapering upwards into an acute spine.
_ Very closely resembling the female, but rather smaller; the anterior and intermediate femora more incrassate, and all the femora with a simple row of teeth or serrations on their inferior margins.
Abdomen smooth, shining, and ferruginous; the node of the petiole incrassate, cylindric, and tapering upwards into a very acute spine.
Abdomen: the second segment slightly narrowed at its base, the node of the petiole incrassate and compressed, its upper margin rounded.
Thorax narrowed before the wings, which are dark fuscous, with a hyaline irregular mark below the stigma, crossing the submarginal cell; the anterior margin of the anterior wings pubescent; the metathorax broad, margined laterally, with a central forked carina, and a crooked one on each side; the posterior legs incrassate.
Abdomen ovate, the scale of the petiole incrassate, somewhat wedge-shaped when viewed sideways, the abdomen sparingly sprinkled with long pale hairs.