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Definition of "inspissate" [in•spis•sate]

  • To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation; condense. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inspissate" in a sentence
  • "It has all the requisite soft consonants, and is probably as common and more useful for writers than "potamophilous" or "inspissate.""
  • "A spring of brine rises in the bed of a river, named Lofubu, and this the Bayenga inspissate by boiling, and sell the salt at market."
  • "The juice inspissate, drunk with wine, helps ague."