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[in-spis-eyt] /ɪnˈspɪs eɪt/
verb (used with or without object), inspissated, inspissating.
to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense.
Origin of inspissate
1620-30; < Late Latin inspissātus past participle of inspissāre to thicken, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + spissā(re) to thicken (derivative of spissus thick) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
inspissation, noun
inspissator, noun
noninspissating, adjective
uninspissated, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for inspissate


(archaic) to thicken, as by evaporation
Derived Forms
inspissation, noun
inspissator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin inspissātus thickened, from Latin spissāre to thicken, from spissus thick
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Word Origin and History for inspissate

1620s, from Late Latin inspissatus, past participle of inspissare, from in- + spissare "to thicken," related to spissus "thick" (see spissitude). Related: Inspissated; inspissating.

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inspissate in Medicine

inspissate in·spis·sate (ĭn-spĭs'āt', ĭn'spĭ-sāt')
v. in·spis·sat·ed, in·spis·sat·ing, in·spis·sates
To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by evaporation or the absorption of fluid.

in'spis·sa'tion n.
in·spis'sa'tor n.
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