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Tuesday, July 23

Inspissate

[in-ˈspi-ˌsāt]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

To thicken; congeal

2.

To increase in density

Examples of Inspissate in a sentence

"Attempts to inspissate the cake batter led to it becoming far too thick."

"I'm not sure what material inspissates honey to make it so thick, but I like it."

About Inspissate

When cooking, there are many ways to thicken a batter or dough. Inspissate commonly refers to thickening by evaporation.

Did you Know?

Materials like honey and syrup can be inspissated — and curiously, because they are thick on their own, they can also be used to inspissate something else.

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