spiss-, -spiss +
(Latin spissus: thick, compact, dense; thickness, compactness, density)
Cirrus clouds are composed of small particles, mostly ice crystals, that are fairly widely dispersed, usually resulting in relative transparency and whiteness and often producing a halo phenomena (colored or whitish rings, arcs, pillars or spots of light) which are not observed with other cloud forms.
2. Causing a thickness to take place.
2. To undergo thickening or to cause to thicken; by the process of boiling or evaporation; to condense.
3. Thickening of an oil deposit by evaporation or oxidation, resulting, for example, after long exposure in a pitch or a gum formation.
4. 5. Etymology: from Late Latin inspissatus, past participle of inspissare, "to thicken"; from Latin in-, "in" + spissus, "slow, dense"; the past participle form of spissare to thicken"; related to Greek spidnos, "compact, thick".
2. Being thickened, dried, or made less fluid by evaporation.
2. Diminished fluidity or increased thickness.
3. Geochemistry; specifically, the thickening of an oil deposit over time; such as, gases and lighter fractions that evaporate or oxidize, leaving behind the heavier fractions; for example, after long exposure in pitch (thick, dark, sticky substances) or gum formation resulting in asphalt or other elements.
2. An apparatus or instrument used for evaporating various kinds of fluids.
2. A situation in which a fluid is thickened almost to a solid by inspissation.
2. Slow, tardy, late.
3. Hard, difficult.