, -·sat·ed, -·sat·ing
to thicken, as by evaporation; condense
Origin of inspissate; from Late Latin inspissatus, thick ; from Classical Latin in-, in + spissatus, past participle of spissare, to thicken ; from spissus, thick ; from Indo-European base an unverified form spei-, to flourish, grow fat from source speed, German speck, bacon
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.
Origin of inspissateFrom Late Latin &imacron;nspiss&amacron;re, &imacron;nspiss&amacron;t-, to thicken : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in–2 + Latin spissus, thick.
(third-person singular simple present inspissates, present participle inspissating, simple past and past participle inspissated)
- From Latin īnspissāre, "to thicken".