thickening

noun thick·en·ing \ ˈthik-niŋ , ˈthi-kə- \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of thickening

1 : a thickened part or place
2 : the act of making or becoming thick
3 : something used to thicken

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First Known Use of thickening

15th century



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