Definition of Thickening

1. Noun. Any material used to thicken. "Starch is used in cooking as a thickening"

Exact synonyms: Thickener
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Derivative terms: Thicken, Thicken



2. Adjective. Accumulating and becoming more intense. "The thickening dusk"
Exact synonyms: Deepening
Similar to: Intensifying

3. Noun. Any thickened enlargement.
Exact synonyms: Knob, Node
Generic synonyms: Convex Shape, Convexity
Derivative terms: Knobby

4. Adjective. Becoming more intricate or complex. "A thickening plot"
Similar to: Complex

5. Noun. The act of thickening.
Exact synonyms: Inspissation
Generic synonyms: Condensation, Condensing
Derivative terms: Inspissate, Inspissate, Inspissate, Thicken, Thicken

Definition of Thickening

1. n. Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.

Definition of Thickening

1. Noun. the process of making something, or becoming, thick or viscous ¹

2. Noun. a substance, usually a source of starch, used to thicken a sauce ¹

3. Noun. a thickened part of a structure ¹

4. Verb. (past of thicken) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thickening

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Thickening

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1. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1905)
"(c) PLEURAL thickening. In persons who have previously suffered from pleurisy ... Occasionally a similar thickening may be demonstrated throughout the whole ..."

2. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1909)
"(c) PLEURAL thickening. In persons who have previously suffered from pleurisy ... Occasionally a similar thickening may be demonstrated throughout the whole ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Annular vessels are those in which the thickening (or, if it be loosened from the ... In the process of thickening of the cell-nail, if large spaces of tho ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"RHEUMATIC TIC CONVULSIF WITH thickening OF THE TRUNK OF THE FACIAL NERVE. ... He looks upon migraine seizures as due to thickening in branches of the ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"Together with the gradually increasing thickening of the skin (up to 5 cm. thick) the subcutaneous connective tissue atrophies, the fat layer disappears ..."

6. The Universal Etymological English Dictionary: Containing an Additional ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1737)
"L. , CONDEMNATORY, of aconi ing Nature. L. CONDENSATION, thickening making any natural Body take up leu! or confining it within lefs ..."

7. Guide to the Study of Insects: And a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"These tubercles result from a simple thickening of the blastoderm, and what is ultimately destined to be the back (tergum) of the animal, arises from a ..."

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