What does thickening mean?

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ˈθɪk ə nɪŋthick·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thickening, thickener(noun)

    any material used to thicken

    "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"

  2. node, knob, thickening(noun)

    any thickened enlargement

  3. thickening, inspissation(adj)

    the act of thickening

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

    accumulating and becoming more intense

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

  5. thickening(adj)

    becoming more intricate or complex

    "a thickening plot"


  1. thickening(Noun)

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

  2. thickening(Noun)

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

  3. thickening(Noun)

    a thickened part of a structure

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thickening

    of Thicken

  2. Thickening(noun)

    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. Book of Consolation:

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

  2. 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.

Images & Illustrations of thickening

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