Today’s Word of the Day from Dictionary.com is Inspissate. Seems like a fairly cut and dried (pun intended) word. Think making gravy…adding a bit of cornstarch or flour and heat for thickening. At least that was my first take:
Try adding cornstarch
to inspissate thin gravy
don’t forget to stir!
But then I googled the word and found this it is heavily (pun intended) used in the medical field when referring to bodily secretions and excretions thickened through dehydration or disease. (See the google suggestions below).
Of course I had to share my findings with you! You’re welcome! (…evil grin…) Think of me next time you sit down to a lovely meal with a steaming boat of savory, thick, or rather, inspissated gravy and remember that in some odd linguistic twist…we are what we eat…what goes up must come down…what goes in, generally comes out. EWWWW! I best drop off this spiral before I drown in this inspissating quicksand of ickiness! If there is such a thing as a word earworm…this is it!
Have a great weekend! 🙂