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thicken

verb

1 thicken

Make thick or thicker:
— Thicken the sauce.

synonym: inspissate.

Roget 321: be dense etc. adj.; become solid, render solid etc. adj.; solidify, solidate; concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, ... show more

Roget 352: inspissate, incrassate; thicken, mash, squash, churn, beat up.    sinter.   

Roget 202: be broad etc. adj.; become broad, render broad etc. adj.; expand etc. 194; thicken, widen, calibrate.   

Dutch: binden



2 thicken

Become thick or thicker:
— The sauce thickened.

synonym: inspissate.

Dutch: verdikken

3 thicken

Make viscous or dense:
— Thicken the sauce by adding flour.

synonym: inspissate.


Moby thesaurus: add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, beat up, boost, broaden, build, build up, cake, candy, churn, clabber, clot, clump, cluster, coagulate, colloid, colloidize, concrete ... show more.

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