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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun Any substance added to something in order to thicken it; a thickening agent.

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  • noun any material used to thicken

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