from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of thicken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
  • adj. made thick in consistency
  • adj. made or having become thick


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "That's what I call thickened truth," said the American, looking solemnly round.

    Essays in Rebellion

  • It does seem unlikely that a Habermasian cosmopolitianism, no matter how supplemented and thickened, is going to be able to open itself to forms of ethos and character that come from religious traditions.


  • The name thickened to a sob as he repeated it, and then suddenly he rose and cried in an awful voice, "Oh, I'm a fool!

    The Scapegoat; a romance and a parable

  • I have let my son have the jacket as I have "thickened" some and it is a little tight on me now.

    Petzal's Picks For New Hunting Fashions

  • Actually, there have been times when we have "thickened" or added weight to a model or "thinned" a model by smoothing out bulges that may distort the shape of the clothes.

    Nordstrom's Photoshopping Policy? There Isn't One!

  • Every new or "thickened" settlement is a gift to Palestinian extremists who point to them as evidence that Israel will never permit establishment of a Palestinian state.

    MJ Rosenberg: Cease-fire: No Small Thing

  • How someone who drew the LT characters with such lean and vibrant energy could later render Bugs and Daffy as paunchy, evenly proportioned and generally "thickened" is a complete puzzle.

    The Chops of Seasoned Citizens

  • By the time the plot had "thickened" thus far, the scene changed, and we got to London at once.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

  • Mr. Bradley said a variety of security programs overlap when they should be harmonized, noting the Canada-U.S. border has "thickened" for truckers in recent years as they seek to comply with an array of rules introduced by the U.S. and Canadian governments.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • To complete this picture by a sketch of his person, we must add that at fifty-nine years of age Phellion had "thickened," to use a term of the bourgeois vocabulary.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.