1. Simple past tense and past participle of inspissate


  1. thickened or dried by evaporation
  2. (metaphorically) concentrated or accentuated
    • As for the Great Reform Bill itself, his gloom was inspissatedː "I cannot see what is to save Church, or property, or colonies, or union with Ireland, or eventually monarchy, if the Reform Bill passes." (Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement 21 August 2015 page 4, referring to the Duke of Wellington)
    • Fresh from the furnace glare, I can see nothing in this inspissated gloom. (James Bridie pseudonym Osborne Henry Mavor), A Change for the Worse 1943
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