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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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the process of rendering a liquid thicker by evaporation. — inspissant, n. — inspissate, adj.See also: Processes
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|Noun||1.||inspissation - the process of thickening by dehydration|
|2.||inspissation - the act of thickening|
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