[ in-spis-eyt ]
/ ɪnˈspɪs eɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), in·spis·sat·ed, in·spis·sat·ing.
to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense.
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Origin of inspissate
First recorded in 1620–30; from Late Latin inspissātus, past participle of inspissāre “to thicken,” equivalent to Latin in- “in” + spissā(re) “to thicken” (derivative of spissus “thick”) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2
OTHER WORDS FROM inspissatein·spis·sa·tion, nounin·spis·sa·tor, nounnon·in·spis·sat·ing, adjectiveun·in·spis·sat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inspissate
/ (ɪnˈspɪseɪt) /
archaic to thicken, as by evaporation
Derived forms of inspissateinspissation, nouninspissator, noun
Word Origin for inspissate
C17: from Late Latin inspissātus thickened, from Latin spissāre to thicken, from spissus thick
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Medical definitions for inspissate
[ ĭn-spĭs′āt′, ĭn′spĭ-sāt′ ]
To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by evaporation or the absorption of fluid.
Other words from inspissatein′spis•sa′tion n.
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