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  3  definitions  found 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thickening  \Thick"en*ing\,  n. 
  Something  put  into  a  liquid  or  mass  to  make  it  thicker. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  accumulating  and  becoming  more  intense;  "the  deepening 
  gloom";  "felt  a  deepening  love";  "the  gathering 
  darkness";  "the  thickening  dusk"  [syn:  {deepening(a)}, 
  {gathering(a)},  {thickening(a)}] 
  2:  becoming  more  intricate  or  complex;  "a  thickening  plot" 
  n  1:  any  material  used  to  thicken;  "starch  is  used  in  cooking  as 
  a  thickening"  [syn:  {thickener}] 
  2:  the  act  of  thickening  [syn:  {inspissation}] 

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