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inspissate

Verb

1 make viscous or dense; "thicken the sauce by adding flour" [syn: thicken]
2 make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch" [syn: thicken] [ant: thin]
3 become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate" [syn: thicken] [ant: thin]

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Etymology

Verb

  1. To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation; condense.
  2. To become viscous.

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