2. [syn: calloused, callous, thickened]
3. made thick in consistency;
- Example: "flour-thickened gravy"
- Example: "dust-thickened saliva"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: made or having become thick; "thickened bronchial
2: having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through
wear; "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands"
[syn: calloused, callous, thickened]
3: made thick in consistency; "flour-thickened gravy"; "dust-
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "thickened":
adhesive, amylaceous, caked, cakey, clabbered, clammy, clotted,
coagulated, congealed, curded, curdled, doughy, gaumy, gelatinized,
gelatinous, glairy, gluelike, gluey, glutenous, glutinose,
glutinous, gooey, grumous, gumbo, gumbolike, gumlike, gummous,
gummy, heavy, incrassate, inspissate, inspissated, jelled, jellied,
jellylike, lumpish, lumpy, mucilaginous, pasty, ropy, slabby,
slimy, slithery, starchy, sticky, stodgy, stringy, syrupy, tacky,
tenacious, thick, tough, tremelloid, tremellose, viscid, viscose,