What does the word thicken mean?

Usage examples for thicken

  1. This, however, soon begins to cake, and is broken by the swell into small cakes; which, as they thicken, again unite, and are again broken up into larger masses. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Give the four different quantities of flour generally used to thicken one pint of sauce. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  3. That perils had thickened about him fast, and might thicken faster and faster yet, he of course knew now. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
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