from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of making or becoming thick.
  • noun Material used to thicken.
  • noun A thickened part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of making or becoming thick.
  • noun A substance used in making thick; specifically, in dyeing and calico-printing, same as thickener.
  • noun That which has become thick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the process of making something, or becoming, thick or viscous
  • noun a substance, usually a source of starch, used to thicken a sauce
  • noun a thickened part of a structure
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of thicken.

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

  • adjective accumulating and becoming more intense
  • noun the act of thickening
  • noun any thickened enlargement
  • adjective becoming more intricate or complex
  • noun any material used to thicken


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