inspissated

adjective in·spis·sat·ed \ in-ˈspi-ˌsā-təd , ˈin(t)-spə-ˌsā- \

Definition of inspissated

: thickened in consistency; broadly : made or having become thick, heavy, or intense

First Known Use of inspissated

1655


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inspissated

adjective in·spis·sat·ed \ in-ˈspis-ˌāt-əd , ˈin(t)-spə-ˌsāt- \

medical Definition of inspissated

: thick or thickened in consistency
  • blocked with inspissated bile
  • the inspissated juices of an aloe

inspissation

play \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈsā-shən, (ˌ)in-ˌspis-ˈā-\ noun

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