Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for inspissate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for inspissate

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for inspissate