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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thicken  \Thick"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Thickened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Thickening}.] 
  To  make  thick  (in  any  sense  of  the  word).  Specifically: 
  a  To  render  dense;  to  inspissate;  as  to  thicken  paint. 
  b  To  make  close  to  fill  up  interstices  in  as  to  thicken 
  cloth;  to  thicken  ranks  of  trees  or  men. 
  c  To  strengthen;  to  confirm.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  this  may  to  thicken  other  proofs.  --Shak. 
  d  To  make  more  frequent;  as  to  thicken  blows. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thickened 
  adj  1:  made  or  having  become  thick;  "thickened  bronchial  arteries" 
  2:  having  skin  made  tough  and  thick  through  wear  [syn:  {calloused}] 
  3:  made  thick  in  consistency;  "flour-thickened  gravy"; 
  "dust-thickened  saliva" 




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