inspissation


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in·spis·sate

 (ĭn-spĭs′āt′, ĭn′spĭ-sāt′)
intr. & tr.v. in·spis·sat·ed, in·spis·sat·ing, in·spis·sates
To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation; condense.

[From Late Latin īnspissāre, īnspissāt-, to thicken : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin spissus, thick.]

in′spis·sa′tion n.
in·spis′sa′tor n.

inspissation

the process of rendering a liquid thicker by evaporation. — inspissant, n. — inspissate, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inspissation - the process of thickening by dehydration
drying up, evaporation, desiccation, dehydration - the process of extracting moisture
2.inspissation - the act of thickening
condensing, condensation - the act of increasing the density of something
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31) On CT, the polyps are usually hypodense or isodense in appearance;foci of increased attenuation may be seen with inspissation or superimposed fungal sinusitis (Figure 11).
The device is intended for use by patients with respiratory diseases and related conditions that involve increased mucus production, infection and inspissation of secretions, and defective mucociliary clearance.
so we don't necessarily notice that the word "daffodils" acquires a certain prominence as the terminal word of a line, and is paused with a comma, but he means to suggest that the alliteration there is different from the inspissation or thickening of the Swinburne lines where triple alliteration allegedly renders the snowdrops insubstantial.