Inspissating
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 evaporation. [1913 Webster]

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

  • 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

  • Inspissated — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inspissation — In spis*sa tion, n. The act or the process of inspissating, or thickening a fluid substance, as by evaporation; also, the state of being so thickened. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • inspissator — An apparatus for evaporating fluids. * * * in·spis·sa·tor in spis .āt ər, in(t) spə .sāt ər n an apparatus for thickening fluids (as blood) * * * in·spis·sa·tor (in spisґa tər) an apparatus for inspissating fluids, such as blood serum …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — /ɪnˈspɪseɪt/ (say in spisayt) verb (inspissated, inspissating) Medicine –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… …   Australian English 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

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