thicken

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verb thick·en \ˈthi-kən\

Definition of thicken

thickened

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thickening

play \ˈthik-niŋ, ˈthi-kə-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to become dense the mist thickenedb :  to become concentrated in numbers, mass, or frequency

  3. 2 :  to grow blurred or obscure

  4. 3 :  to grow broader or bulkier

  5. 4 :  to grow complicated or keen the plot thickens

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1a :  to make thick, dense, or viscous in consistency thicken gravy with flourb :  to make close or compact

  8. 2 :  to increase the depth or diameter of

  9. 3 :  to make inarticulate :  blur alcohol thickened his speech

thickener

play \ˈthik-nər, ˈthi-kə-\ noun

Examples of thicken in a sentence

  1. I thickened the gravy with flour.

  2. When the mixture thickens, add the remaining ingredients.

  3. The fog thickened when night fell.

14th Century

First Known Use of thicken

14th century



THICKEN Defined for English Language Learners

thicken

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verb thick·en \ˈthi-kən\

Definition of thicken for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) thick or thicker or to become thick or thicker


THICKEN Defined for Kids

thicken

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verb thick·en \ˈthi-kən\

Definition of thicken for Students

thickened

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thickening

  1. :  to make or become thick Wait for the pudding to thicken.

thickener

noun


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