in·​spis·​sat·​ed in-ˈspi-ˌsā-təd How to pronounce inspissated (audio) ˈin(t)-spə-ˌsā- How to pronounce inspissated (audio)
: thickened in consistency
broadly : made or having become thick, heavy, or intense

Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inspissated was in 1655

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Cite this Entry

“Inspissated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


in·​spis·​sat·​ed in-ˈspis-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce inspissated (audio) ˈin(t)-spə-ˌsāt- How to pronounce inspissated (audio)
: thick or thickened in consistency
blocked with inspissated bile
the inspissated juices of an aloe
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