transitive verb in·vis·cate \ə̇nˈviˌskāt, ˈinˌv-\

Definition of inviscate


  1. :  to encase in a sticky substance :  make viscid


\ˌinˌviˈskāshən\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of inviscate

Late Latin inviscatus, past participle of inviscare to snare as with birdlime, from Latin in- 2in- + viscare to smear with birdlime, from viscum mistletoe, birdlime — more at viscid

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a brief usually trivial fact

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