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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.]
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(Chemistry) archaic to thicken, as by evaporation
[C17: from Late Latin inspissātus thickened, from Latin spissāre to thicken, from spissus thick]
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v.t., v.i. -sat•ed, -sat•ing.
to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense.
[1620–30; < Late Latin inspissātus, past participle of inspissāre to thicken = Latin in- in-2 + spissāre to thicken, derivative of spissus thick]
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Past participle: inspissated
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|Verb||1.||inspissate - make viscous or dense; "thicken the sauce by adding flour"|
change integrity - change in physical make-up
|2.||inspissate - make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
|3.||inspissate - become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"|
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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