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thick·en

 (thĭk′ən)
tr. & intr.v. thick·ened, thick·en·ing, thick·ens
1. To make or become thick or thicker: Thicken the sauce with cornstarch. The crowd thickened near the doorway.
2. To make or become more intense, intricate, or complex: The leader's departure thickens the problems. Our apprehension thickened.

thick′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thickener - any material used to thicken; "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
Translations

thickener

[ˈθɪkənəʳ] Nespesador m

thickener

, thickening
n (for sauces) → Bindemittel nt

thickener

[ˈθɪknəʳ] naddensante m
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This means that when the aloe vera has been spray dried it will act as a thickening agent and provide texture and volume to the end product without adding calories.
In Indian cooking poppy seeds are used mainly as a thickening agent to a dish or gravies (as cornflour or other starch are not used).
Dulse can be eaten raw, roasted, fried, dried or used as a thickening agent in number of tasty soups.
This type of cellulose has a unique nanostructure, entirely different from that of terrestrial plants, that has been shown to function well as a thickening agent for pharmaceutical preparations and as a binder in foodstuffs.
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In medieval times it was a common practice to use a hollowed-out loaf as the container for a sweet or savory dish or as the primary thickening agent next to almonds (Davidson 103).
When used alone or as part of a stabilizer blend, starch is the preferred thickening agent in yogurt due to its creamy texture, processing ease and low cost when compared with other hydrocolloids,
It's the major component of flour, potatoes, and corn and is used in many foods as a thickening agent.
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