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Meaning of THICKEN

Pronunciation:  'thikun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"
  2. [v]  make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
  3. [v]  make viscous or dense, as of liquids

THICKEN is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: inspissate
 Antonyms: thin
 See Also: alter, change, change integrity, change state, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thick"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thickened}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Thickening}.]
    To make thick (in any sense of the word). Specifically:
    (a) To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.
    (b) To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken
        cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.
    (c) To strengthen; to confirm. [Obs.]
              And this may to thicken other proofs. --Shak.
    (d) To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.
  2. \Thick"en\, v. i.
    To become thick. ``Thy luster thickens when he shines by.''
          The press of people thickens to the court. --Dryden.
          The combat thickens, like the storm that flies.