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thick·en·ing

 (thĭk′ə-nĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of making or becoming thick.
2. Material used to thicken: stir in a thickening of flour and water.
3. A thickened part.

thickening

(ˈθɪkənɪŋ)
n
1. something added to a liquid to thicken it
2. a thickened part or piece

thick•en•ing

(ˈθɪk ə nɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of making or becoming thick.
2. a thickened part or area; swelling.
3. something used to thicken; thickener.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thickening - 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"
2.thickening - any thickened enlargement
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
3.thickening - the act of thickening
condensing, condensation - the act of increasing the density of something
Adj.1.thickening - accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk"
intensifying - increasing in strength or intensity
2.thickening - becoming more intricate or complex; "a thickening plot"
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"