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ˈθɪk ə nɪŋthick·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thickening, thickenernoun

    any material used to thicken

    "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"

  2. node, knob, thickeningnoun

    any thickened enlargement

  3. thickening, inspissationadjective

    the act of thickening

  4. deepening(a), thickening(a)adjective

    accumulating and becoming more intense

    "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk"

  5. thickeningadjective

    becoming more intricate or complex

    "a thickening plot"


  1. thickeningnoun

    the process of making something, or becoming, thick or viscous

  2. thickeningnoun

    a substance, usually a source of starch, used to thicken a sauce

  3. thickeningnoun

    a thickened part of a structure

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thickening

    of Thicken

  2. Thickeningnoun

    something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker


  1. Thickening

    In cooking, thickening is the process of increasing the viscosity of a liquid either by reduction, or by the addition of a thickening agent, typically containing starch. Desserts are often thickened with sago, tapioca, gelatin or a gelatin substitute such as agar. Soups, sauces and stews are more often thickened with a starchy ingredient like cornstarch, arrowroot or wheat flour, or a fat and flour mixture such as roux or beurre manié. More rarely, savory dishes may be thickened with blood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickening in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thickening in a Sentence

  1. Prince Harry:

    Within the first eight days of our relationship being made public, was when they said, ‘Harry’s girl almost straight out of Compton,’ and that her exotic DNA will be thickening the royal blood.

  2. Book of Consolation:

    Religion and religious hatred are one of the best ways for thickening darkness. - Book of Consolation, 5.9

  3. Kristen Dahlgren:

    Beneath the dent, I didn't feel a lump, but something I might describe as a' thickening,' it just felt different than everywhere else.

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