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inspissate

[ in-spis-eyt ]
/ 瑟n藞sp瑟s e瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), in路spis路sat路ed, in路spis路sat路ing.
to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense.
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Origin of inspissate

First recorded in 1620鈥30; from Late Latin inspiss膩tus, past participle of inspiss膩re 鈥渢o thicken,鈥 equivalent to Latin in- 鈥渋n鈥 + spiss膩(re) 鈥渢o thicken鈥 (derivative of spissus 鈥渢hick鈥) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2

OTHER WORDS FROM inspissate

in路spis路sa路tion, nounin路spis路sa路tor, nounnon路in路spis路sat路ing, adjectiveun路in路spis路sat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inspissate

inspissate
/ (瑟n藞sp瑟se瑟t) /

verb
archaic to thicken, as by evaporation

Derived forms of inspissate

inspissation, nouninspissator, noun

Word Origin for inspissate

C17: from Late Latin inspiss膩tus thickened, from Latin spiss膩re to thicken, from spissus thick
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Medical definitions for inspissate

inspissate
[ 沫n-sp沫s膩t鈥, 沫nsp沫-s膩t鈥 ]

v.
To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by evaporation or the absorption of fluid.

Other words from inspissate

in鈥瞫pis鈥ation n.
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