/ɪnˈspɪseɪt/ (say in'spisayt)

verb (inspissated, inspissating)
verb (t)
1. to thicken, as by evaporation; make dense.
verb (i)
2. to become dense.
{Late Latin inspissātus, past participle}
inspissation /ɪnspɪsˈeɪʃən/ (say inspis'ayshuhn), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Inspissate — In*spis sate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inspissated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inspissating}.] [L. inspissatus, p. p. of inspissare to thicken; pref. in + spissare to thicken, fr. spissus thick.] To thicken or bring to greater consistence, as fluids by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inspissate — In*spis sate, a. [L. inspissatus, p. p.] Thick or thickened; inspissated. Greenhill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inspissate — (v.) 1620s, from L.L. inspissatus, pp. of inspissare, from in + spissare to thicken, related to spissus thick (see SPISSITUDE (Cf. spissitude)). Related: Inspissated; inspissating …   Etymology dictionary

  • inspissate — [in spis′āt΄] vt., vi. inspissated, inspissating [< LL inspissatus, thick < L in , in + spissatus, pp. of spissare, to thicken < spissus, thick < IE base * spei , to flourish, grow fat > SPEED, Ger speck, bacon] to thicken, as by… …   English World dictionary

  • inspissate — transitive verb ( sated; sating) Etymology: Late Latin inspissatus, past participle of inspissare, from Latin in + spissus slow, dense; akin to Greek spidnos compact, Lithuanian spisti to form a swarm Date: 1626 to make thick or thicker •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inspissate — v. [L. in, into; spissus, thick, dense] To bring greater consistency; to thicken …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inspissate — inspissation, n. inspissator, n. /in spis ayt/, v.t., v.i., inspissated, inspissating. to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense. [1620 30; < LL inspissatus ptp. of inspissare to thicken, equiv. to L in IN 2 + spissa(re) to thicken… …   Universalium

  • inspissate — To perform or undergo inspissation …   Medical dictionary

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  • inspissate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make thick or thicker, especially through evaporation or condensation: condense, thicken. See SOLID …   English dictionary for students

  • inspissate — v. make thick, thicken; become thick …   English contemporary dictionary

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