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Adjective: thickening  thi-ku-ning
  1. Accumulating and becoming more intense
    "the thickening dusk";
    - deepening
  2. Becoming more intricate or complex
    "a thickening plot"
Noun: thickening  thi-ku-ning
  1. Any material used to thicken
    "starch is used in cooking as a thickening";
    - thickener
  2. Any thickened enlargement
    - node, knob
  3. The act of thickening
    - inspissation
Verb: thicken  thi-kun
  1. Make thick or thicker
    "Thicken the sauce";
    - inspissate
  2. Become thick or thicker
    "The sauce thickened";
    - inspissate
  3. Make viscous or dense
    "thicken the sauce by adding flour";
    - inspissate

Derived forms: thickenings

See also: complex, intensifying

Type of: alter, change, change integrity, change state, condensation, condensing, convex shape, convexity, material, modify, stuff, turn

Antonym: thin

Encyclopedia: Thickening