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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspissationnoun

    the process of thickening by dehydration

  2. thickening, inspissationnoun

    the act of thickening


  1. inspissationnoun

    The act of thickening. The process by which something is inspissated.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inspissationnoun

    The act of making any liquid thick.

    Etymology: from inspissate.

    The effect is wrought by the inspissation of the air. Francis Bacon.

    Recent urine will crystallize by inspissation, and afford a salt neither acid nor alkaline. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. Inspissation

    Inspissation is the process of increasing the viscosity of a fluid, or even of causing it to solidify, typically by dehydration or otherwise reducing its content of solvents. The term also has been applied to coagulation by heating of some substances such as albumens, or cooling some such as solutions of gelatin or agar. Some forms of inspissation may be reversed by re-introducing solvent, such as by adding water to molasses or gum arabic; in other forms, its resistance to flow may include cross-linking or mutual adhesion of its component particles or molecules, in ways that prevent their dissolving again, such as in the irreversible setting or gelling of some kinds of rubber latex, egg-white, adhesives, or coagulation of blood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspissationnoun

    the act or the process of inspissating, or thickening a fluid substance, as by evaporation; also, the state of being so thickened


  1. Inspissation

    Inspissation is the process of thickening by dehydration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspissation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspissation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. elusive
    • B. equivalent
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. occlusive

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