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  • n. Plural form of thickener.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Ben & Jerry's has wackier flavors and uses rBST-free milk from small family dairies, but they add artificial thickeners like guar gum and carrageenan.

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  • We may use modern thickeners, sugar substitutes, enzymes, liquid nitrogen, sous-vide, dehydration, and other non-traditional means, but these do not define our cooking.

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  • Custard powder is primarily made up of thickeners that give the pudding its texture.

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  • Some women don't realize that Latisse (the first of lash thickeners to be FDA approved) was a drug originally intended for glaucoma.

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  • Printing on textiles with colored dyes to produce the ever-popular calico prints, for instance was even more challenging—requiring thickeners, mordants, and solvents in multiple steps—and often took the dyers weeks to complete.

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  • Read labels carefully, and be on the lookout for added sugar, flour and cornstarch, and other off-limits thickeners.


  • It doesn't need the pectin or other thickeners found in many yogurts.

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  • Slurries, especially those made with cornstarch, tend to break down more quickly than flour-based thickeners and so arent used to thicken soups or sauces that must withstand repeated or extended heating.


  • For instance, cetyl and cetearyl alcohol are waxy, solid emollients that act as thickeners and emulsifiers in a product, and they moisturize the skin as a by-product.

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  • And I think the point of rice pudding is intense milkiness, unsullied by the thickeners often slipped into stove-top pudding, and distinct grains of ever-so-slightly chewy rice.

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