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  1. thickening agentnoun

    any substance used to increase viscosity, especially of a food product

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  1. Thickening agent

    Thickening agents, or thickeners, is the term applied to substances which increase the viscosity of a solution or liquid/solid mixture without substantially modifying its other properties; although most frequently applied to foods where the target property is taste, the term also is applicable to paints, inks, explosives, etc. Thickeners may also improve the suspension of other ingredients or emulsions which increases the stability of the product. Thickening agents are often regulated as food additives and as cosmetics and personal hygiene product ingredients. Some thickening agents are gelling agents, forming a gel, dissolving in the liquid phase as a colloid mixture that forms a weakly cohesive internal structure. Others act as mechanical thixotropic additives with discrete particles adhering or interlocking to resist strain. Thickening agents can also be used when medical condition such as Dysphagia cause individuals difficulty when swallowing. Thickened liquids play a vital role in reducing risk of aspiration for dysphagia patients.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickening agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thickening agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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