• From Latin īnspissāre, "to thicken".
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inspissate (third-person singular simple present inspissates, present participle inspissating, simple past and past participle inspissated)

  1. (transitive) To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation; condense.
    • 2004, Ronald M. Atlas, Handbook of Microbiological Media[1], page 937:
      Inspissate at 85°C (moist heat) for 45 min.
  2. (intransitive) To become viscous.
    • 1858, George Bacon Wood, Franklin Bache, The dispensatory of the United States of America[2], page 551:
      Instead of allowing the juice after the incision to inspissate on the capsule, he collected it immediately, and dried it by artificial heat.


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