verb (used with or without object), in·spis·sat·ed, in·spis·sat·ing.
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
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Related Words for inspissatewiden, buttress, condense, clot, reinforce, petrify, jell, enlarge, ossify, add, congeal, swell, deepen, coagulate, freeze, expand, stiffen, curdle, jelly, harden
archaic to thicken, as by evaporation
Word Origin for inspissate
C17: from Late Latin inspissātus thickened, from Latin spissāre to thicken, from spissus thick
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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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To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by evaporation or the absorption of fluid.
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