Definition of Thickener

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

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

Definition of Thickener

1. Noun. Any substance added to something in order to thicken it; a thickening agent. ¹

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Definition of Thickener

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thickener

thick filament
thick of things
thick skin
thick small bowel folds
thick space
thick spaces
thick wind
thickened duodenal folds
thickened gastric folds
thickener (current term)
thickening agent
thickening agents
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thicket tinamous

Literary usage of Thickener

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"Dorr thickener The flume is built on a 1.5 per cent, grade from the mixing tank and terminates at the center of a Dorr thickener, 7 ft. deep at the outer ..."

2. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"As the precursor to the continuous thickener this type is of interest. ... Dorr Continuous thickener. the stream of pulp is diverted and the contents ..."

3. A Text Book of Chemical Engineering by Edward Hart (1920)
"() "The Dorr Continuous thickener consists of a slow moving mechanism made up of a ... (108) "The Dorr thickener, Fig. 114, may be most simply termed a ..."

4. The Metallurgy of the Non-ferrous Metals by William Gowland (1914)
"For this purpose a dewatering appliance is employed, and one which is being largely adopted is the Dorr thickener (Fig. 113). It consists of a vat about 25 ..."

5. Text Book of Cyanide Practice by H. W. MacFarren (1912)
"pulp with wash solution to be again dewatered in another thickener. ... The pulp from the mill or agitator is settled in a preliminary thickener to a ..."

6. A Text Book of Chemical Engineering by Edward Hart (1922)
"I. The overflow, or thickened sludge, from thickener Xo. i is transferred by means of a ... 2 in which it is mixed with the overflow from thickener No. ..."

7. Manual of Cyanidation by Edward Montague Hamilton (1920)
"A very efficient modification of this type of collecting tank is the Dorr thickener. The entry of pulp and overflow of clear liquor are the same but in the ..."

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