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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.


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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Ocular rosacea can present in several forms, including sties on the eyelids, blepharitis with chalazia and telangiectasia, and "meibomian inspissation visible as pale streaks perpendicular to the lid margin," according to a review article she cited (Clin Dermatol.
Inflammation of the sinonasal mucosa leads to obstruction of the ostiomeatal complex (Stammberger 1986) coupled with gravity and decreased mucociliary clearance, and inspissation of secretions occurs in the sinuses forming a culture medium for bacterial growth.
Inspissation of cells in aspirated materials in hub and needle lumen is another reason of low efficiency of FNAC.