Definition of inspissate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinspəsāt/
Pronunciation: /inˈspiˌsāt/


[with object] (usually as adjective inspissated)
Thicken or congeal: inspissated secretions
More example sentences
  • Secretions become viscous and inspissated (ie, glutinous and thickened by evaporation or absorption), and calcium carbonate precipitates, which results in ductal stone formation.
  • At autopsy, the airways are often devoid of inspissated secretions and contain more neutrophils and eosinophils in the submucosa.
  • In these studies, ‘mucous balls,’ an accumulation of inspissated mucus that adheres to the catheter tip, caused infrequent, but serious, complications.



Pronunciation: /ˌinspəˈsāSHən/ Pronunciation: /inzˌpiˈsāSHən/ Pronunciation: /inˌspiˈsāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Concentrations of streptomycin (before inspissation) in the test medium for the test strain were 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 g/ml, while for H37Rv concentrations were 2, 4, 8, and 16 g/ml.
  • For pyrazinamide, the medium was acidified by adding IN HCl to the medium before inspissation until the pH was 4.850.05.
  • The impermeable, invisible barrier seeps between people, flowing between them so gradually that they do not notice until its inspissation is undeniable and no community is possible between them.


Early 17th century: from late Latin inspissat- 'made thick', from the verb inspissare (based on Latin spissus 'thick, dense').

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Syllabification: in·spis·sate

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