Definition of inviscate
: to encase in a sticky substance : make viscid
inviscation\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
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