What does thicken mean?

Definitions for thicken
ˈθɪk ənthick·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word thicken.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thicken, inspissate(verb)

    make thick or thicker

    "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"

  2. thicken, inspissate(verb)

    become thick or thicker

    "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"

  3. thicken, inspissate(verb)

    make viscous or dense

    "thicken the sauce by adding flour"

Wiktionary

  1. thicken(Verb)

    To make thicker (in the sense of wider).

  2. thicken(Verb)

    To make thicker (in the sense of more viscous)

  3. thicken(Verb)

    To become thicker (in the sense of wider).

  4. thicken(Verb)

    To become thicker (in the sense of more viscous).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thicken(verb)

    to make thick (in any sense of the word)

  2. Thicken(verb)

    to render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint

  3. Thicken(verb)

    to make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men

  4. Thicken(verb)

    to strengthen; to confirm

  5. Thicken(verb)

    to make more frequent; as, to thicken blows

  6. Thicken(verb)

    to become thick

How to pronounce thicken?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say thicken in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thicken in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thicken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of thicken in a Sentence

  1. Gen John Nicholson:

    As ISIS-K's losses have mounted, Saddam Hussein and Iraqi forces are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken Saddam Hussein and Iraqi forces defense, this is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of Saddam Hussein and Iraqi forces offensive against ISIS-K.

Images & Illustrations of thicken

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Translations for thicken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • πυκνώνωGreek
  • espesarSpanish
  • sakeutua, paksuntaa, paksuuntua, sakeuttaa, saetaFinnish
  • épaissir, densifier, s'épaissir, se densifierFrench
  • biezinātLatvian
  • eteMāori
  • утолщаться, сгущать, утолститься, утолстить, сгущаться, сгуститься, утолщать, сгуститьRussian

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