from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation; condense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation; condense.
- v. To become viscous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To thicken or bring to greater consistence, as fluids by evaporation.
- adj. Thick or thickened; inspissated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thicken, as a fluid, by evaporation; bring to greater consistence by evaporation.
- Thick; inspissated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make viscous or dense
- v. become thick or thicker
- v. make thick or thicker
From Late Latin īnspissāre, īnspissāt-, to thicken : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin spissus, thick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)