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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inspissation the act of thickening
    • n inspissation the process of thickening by dehydration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inspissation The act or the process of inspissating, or thickening a fluid substance, as by evaporation; also, the state of being so thickened.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inspissation The act of inspissating, or the state of being inspissated; increased consistence, as of a fluid substance.
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In literature:

The gall bladder contained two quarts of inspissated bile.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
ASAFOE`TIDA, a fetid inspissated sap from an Indian umbelliferous tree, used in medicine.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
They are then taken out, and the remaining water is inspissated by continual boiling.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Her lymph is inspissated.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Some of it in an inspissated state you will receive by an early opportunity.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The inspissated gloom of the days of stringency had passed.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
The inspissated juice of limes or lemons, a powerful anti-scorbutic.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Ether with yolk of egg is recommended, as having a tendency to dissolve inspissated bile.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
On the third day, heat the tubes, in a sloping position, in a serum inspissator to about 72 deg.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
It is seldom larger than a pea, and contains a pultaceous mass like inspissated pus.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The juice inspissate, drunk with wine, helps ague.
"Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853" by Various
The air seems to be filled with what Johnson once called 'inspissated gloom.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
The inspissated gloom of this assembly, to which each member of the family as he arrives adds his share, is unbelievable.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker

In news:

Plain film of the abdomen demonstrates massive distention of the sigmoid colon and rectum with inspissated feces in a ground-glass appearance (Figure 1).
The recipe said the stew would begin to inspissate after it simmered for about an hour.