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Daemon
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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inspissate

(verb) To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation.

Synonyms: condense, thicken

Usage: The recipe then instructed the cook to inspissate the sauce by adding flour.
thar
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 5:53:20 AM

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Yeah, I hear there was a scandal a few years ago when workers at B(a well know burger chain) decided to inspittate the onion rings.

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Shamshad Ali Afridi
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 6:53:05 AM

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Do you intend to inspissate my grey matter with your never ending childish ad nauseam? d'oh!
striker
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to make a good roux use flour to thicken it
Cioccolato
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 11:04:57 AM
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Thank you very much for the word. I didn't know it. English is a wonderful language because it is very rich and you can discover each day new words, new idioms
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Notes: Today's verb is used most widely in its participle form, inspissated, as inspissated milk or inspissated egg whites. But it may also be used as an adjective: an atmosphere of inspissate gloom. The action noun is inspissation and the actor noun, inspissator. An inspissant is a thickening agent like corn starch or the bacteria in yoghurt.

In Play: This Word may be used either intransitively (with no direct object): "The coffee had sat so long in his cup that it inspissated and grew a thick, green mold on top." It may also be used transitively (with a direct object): "The two men's dislike for each other inspissated the atmosphere, slowing the conversation to pedantic, carefully chosen words."

Word History: Today's word comes from inspissatus, the past participle of the Latin verb inspissare "to thicken" from spissus "thick, dense; slow". Spissus went on to become épais "thick" in French and remained in Italian, becoming spesso "often". In Spanish it is espeso. In Germanic languages, the sense of slowness prevailed, as we see in German spät "late".

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/inspissate
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 12:31:12 PM

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I've never heard this word before, & if I ever use it in a conversation, no one's going to know what I'm talking about. This is not a word for non-native speakers of English to bother learning.
Gary98
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 2:59:51 PM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I've never heard this word before, & if I ever use it in a conversation, no one's going to know what I'm talking about. This is not a word for non-native speakers of English to bother learning.


Surprised at your not knowing it. I have never met this one before. Quite nice word in the right situation. English is my second language, and I do not mind teach those native speakers!Dancing
Irma Crespo
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 6:54:47 PM

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INSPISSATE.- VERBS thicken, thick; incrassate; congeal, coagulate, clot, set, concrete; gelatinize, gelatinate, jelly, jellify, jell (coll.), gel; curdle, cruddle (dial.), curd, clabber, lopper (dial.); cake, lump, knot. We inspissated the top layer of the birthday cake, just as you suggested.
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