encaroçar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

En- +‎ caroço (growth; undissolved pellet) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Paulista) IPA(key): /ĩ.ka.ɾo.sa(ɾ)/, /ĩ.ka.ɾo.sa(ɹ)/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ẽ.ka.ɾo.sa(ɾ)/, /ẽ.ka.ɾo.sa(ɻ)/

Verb[edit]

encaroçar (first-person singular present indicative encaroço, past participle encaroçado)

  1. to form growths (an abnormal mass such as a tumour)
    O cancro de mama encaroçou seus seios.
    The breast cancer caused the formation of growths in her breast.
  2. to form undissolved chunks
    Deixar leite fora da geladeira o encaroça.
    Leaving milk outside the refrigerator causes the formation of chunks in it.

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