Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
To thicken; congeal
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."
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.