Definition of Inspissate

1. Verb. Make viscous or dense. "Thicken the sauce by adding flour"

Exact synonyms: Thicken
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity
Derivative terms: Inspissation, Inspissation, Thickener, Thickening

2. Verb. Make thick or thicker. "Inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
Exact synonyms: Thicken
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Causes: Thicken
Related verbs: Thicken
Derivative terms: Inspissation, Thickener, Thickening
Antonyms: Thin

3. Verb. Become thick or thicker. "The egg yolk will inspissate"
Exact synonyms: Thicken
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Related verbs: Thicken
Derivative terms: Inspissation
Antonyms: Thin

Definition of Inspissate

1. v. t. To thicken or bring to greater consistence, as fluids by evaporation.

2. a. Thick or thickened; inspissated.

Definition of Inspissate

1. Verb. (transitive) To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation; condense. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become viscous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inspissate

1. [v -SATED, -SATING, -SATES]

Medical Definition of Inspissate

1. To perform or undergo inspissation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inspissate

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inspires
inspirest
inspireth
inspiring
inspiringly
inspirit
inspirited
inspiriting
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inspirits
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inspirtory
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insta-
insta-call
insta-called
insta-calling
insta-calls

Literary usage of Inspissate

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"inspissate, to make thick, as fluids. (L.) 'The sugar doth inspissate the spirits of the wine;' Bacon, Nat. Hist. § 726. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To INSPIRIT, (in-spir'-it) ua To animate ; to actuate ; to fill with life and vigour ; to enliven ; to invigorate. To inspissate, (in-spis'-sate) ». a. ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"... to be accustomed, be wont. Inspect; see Species. Inspire ; see Spirit. inspissate, to make thick. (L.) From pp. of L. inspissate, to thicken. ..."

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