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- n. Any substance added to something in order to thicken it; a thickening agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which thickens; specifically, in calico-printing, a substance used to give to the mordant or the dye such consistency as will prevent it from spreading too much, or to add to the weight of the fabric in the process of dyeing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any material used to thicken
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Arrowroot starch is a low-glycemic thickener which is great for the South Beach Diet.
Please pray that she is able to eat again as now she has to eat soft things and even when drinking has to have some kind of thickener in it so that she can drink.
AutoCAD has a built-in line "thickener": plot style tables or lweight
Masa may be added as a thickener to get the stew-like consistency.
This is a really cool step because it not only adds flavor, but the tilapia breaks down and acts as a subtle thickener to the stew.
Gluten, in fact, can be used as a filler, binder or thickener, hidden in all manner of food, including, for example, soy sauce, many salad dressings and even some toothpaste.
The ice cream uses arrowroot starch as a thickener, not eggs.
The plant is dried and ground up to make the powder, which is primarily used as a thickener in the kitchen, much like cornstarch.
First you prepare a milk-and-cornstarch slurry in a small bowl, to be used as a thickener and emulsifier when the ice cream foundation is cooked before freezing.
“They had learned that it was used in Japan as a thickener, so they ordered some,” he says.