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Definition of the verb thicken

What does thicken mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: thickened | thickening | thickens

  1. make thick or thicker
  2. become thick or thicker
    • example: The sauce thickened
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of thicken: inspissate
    • antonym of thicken: thin
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  3. make viscous or dense
    • example: thicken the sauce by adding flour
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of thicken: inspissate
    • more generic term: change integrity = change in physical make-up

Alternative definition of the verb thicken

verb

  1. [transitive] To make thicker (in the sense of wider).
  2. [transitive] To make thicker (in the sense of more viscous)
  3. [intransitive] To become thicker (in the sense of wider).
  4. [intransitive] To become thicker (in the sense of more viscous).

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for thicken

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Google previewTechnical Bulletin (1982)

Thus, without the application of control procedures, that mesquite can be expected to spread into new areas and present stands can be expected to thicken is a gross understatement of its potential. Impact on Commodity Yield Unfortunately, ...

Google previewIntroduction to Process Technology (2015)

by Charles E. Thomas

The reaction that causes Jell-O pudding to thicken is an endothermic reaction. Another critical factor in reactor ...

Google previewThe Biologic and Economic Assessment of 2,4,5-T (1982)

A Report of the 2,4,5-T Assessment Team to the Rebuttable Presumption Against Registration of 2,4,5-T.

Thus, without the application of control procedures, that mesquite can be expected to spread into new areas and present stands can be expected to thicken is a gross understatement of its potential. Impact on Commodity Yield Unfortunately, ...

Google previewThe Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)

An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything by A. Cort Sinnes

There are three techniques commonly used to thicken marinades for use as a sauce. There is some debate on whether marinades are more effective when covered or left exposed to air. Refrigerated marinades should definitely be covered or ...

Google previewDictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

by Robert Hunt

1 quart acetic acid, thicken with 3lbs. flour, and Soz. starch: when boiled add 1 pint Gallipoli oil, and 1 pint turpentine. N0. 74.

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

To thicken any sauce, you will need to increase the solids and reduce the amount of liquid. This can be accomplished by boiling away some of the liquid; however, this will reduce the amount of useable sauce and may concentrate the flavors ...

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Thicken Meaning

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Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken everything up with instrumentation, because I just felt like I was interested in seeing how the songs did on their own. (Joanna Newsom)
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Scrabble value of T1H4I1C3K5E1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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