thickening

noun

thick·​en·​ing ˈthik-niŋ How to pronounce thickening (audio)
ˈthi-kə-
1
: a thickened part or place
2
: the act of making or becoming thick
3
: something used to thicken

Examples of thickening in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thickening was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Thickening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thickening. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

thickening

noun
thick·​en·​ing
1
: the act of making or becoming thick
underwent a gradual thickening
2
: a thickened part or place
3
: something used to thicken
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