From Latin īnspissāre (“to thicken”).
inspissate (third-person singular simple present inspissates, present participle inspissating, simple past and past participle inspissated)
- (transitive) To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation; condense.
2004, Ronald M. Atlas, Handbook of Microbiological Media, page 937:
- Inspissate at 85°C (moist heat) for 45 min.
- (intransitive) To become viscous.
1858, George Bacon Wood, Franklin Bache, The dispensatory of the United States of America, 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.