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Meaning of inspissate by Wiktionary Dictionary

inspissate


    Etymology

    • From Latin īnspissāre, "to thicken" .

    Verb

    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.

    Synonyms

    Anagrams

    • antisepsis


Explanation of inspissate by Wordnet Dictionary

inspissate


    Verb
    1. become thick or thicker

    2. The egg yolk will inspissate
    3. make thick or thicker

    4. inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch
    5. make viscous or dense