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English Dictionary: thickening by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
thickening
adj
  1. accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk"
    Synonym(s): deepening(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"
    Synonym(s): thickening, thickener
  2. any thickened enlargement
    Synonym(s): node, knob, thickening
  3. the act of thickening
    Synonym(s): thickening, inspissation
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.
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