Part of speech: verb

To make or become thick or thicker.

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Usage examples "thicken":

  1. 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", Charles Dickens.
  2. Give the four different quantities of flour generally used to thicken one pint of sauce. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
  3. 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", R.M. Ballantyne.