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 (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.
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the process of rendering a liquid thicker by evaporation. — inspissant, n. — inspissate, adj.
See also: Processes
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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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