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thickening

 
Adjective thickening has 2 senses
  1. deepening, gathering, thickening - accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the gathering darkness"; "the thickening dusk"
    Antonym: moderating (indirect, via intensifying)
  2. thickening - becoming more intricate or complex; "a thickening plot"
    Antonym:
    simple (indirect, via complex)
Noun thickening has 3 senses
  1. thickening, thickener - any material used to thicken; "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"
    --1 is a kind of material, stuff
  2. node, knob, thickening - any thickened enlargement
    --2 is a kind of convex shape, convexity
  3. thickening, inspissation - the act of thickening
    --3 is a kind of condensing, condensation
    Derived forms: verb thicken3, verb thicken1
Verb thicken has 3 senses
  1. thicken, inspissate - make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: thin
    Derived forms: noun thickener1, noun thickening3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. thicken, inspissate - become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Antonyms: thin
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. thicken, inspissate - make viscous or dense; "thicken the sauce by adding flour"
    --3 is one way to change integrity
    Derived forms: noun thickener1, noun thickening3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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