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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humours.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of thickening; tending to thicken.
  • n. A substance which has the power to thicken; formerly, a medicine supposed to thicken the humors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of thickening.
  • n. That which has the power to thicken; specifically, a medicine, as a mucilaginous substance, formerly believed to thicken the humors when too thin.

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