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NOUN (3)

1. any material used to thicken;
- Example: "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"
[syn: thickening, thickener]

2. any thickened enlargement;
[syn: node, knob, thickening]

3. the act of thickening;
[syn: thickening, inspissation]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. accumulating and becoming more intense;
- Example: "the deepening gloom"
- Example: "felt a deepening love"
- Example: "the thickening dusk"
[syn: deepening(a), thickening(a)]

2. becoming more intricate or complex;
- Example: "a thickening plot"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thickening \Thick"en*ing\, n. Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker. [1913 Webster]
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: [1913 Webster] (a) To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint. [1913 Webster] (b) To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men. [1913 Webster] (c) To strengthen; to confirm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And this may to thicken other proofs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (d) To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thickening adj 1: accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk" [syn: 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" [syn: thickening, thickener] 2: any thickened enlargement [syn: node, knob, thickening] 3: the act of thickening [syn: thickening, inspissation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "thickening": adhesiveness, clabbering, clamminess, clotting, coagulation, colloidality, concretion, congealment, congelation, curdling, doughiness, gelatination, gelatinity, gelatinization, gelatinousness, gelling, gluelikeness, gluiness, glutinosity, glutinousness, gumlikeness, gumminess, heaviness, incrassation, inspissation, jellification, jelling, jellying, jellylikeness, lentor, mucilaginousness, pastiness, ropiness, setting, slabbiness, sliminess, spissitude, stickiness, stodginess, stringiness, syrupiness, tackiness, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickness, toughness, treacliness, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness