Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of thickening
  2. (noun, shape) any thickened enlargement
  3. (noun, substance) any material used to thicken
  4. (adj, all) accumulating and becoming more intense
    felt a deepening love
    the thickening dusk
  5. (adj, all) becoming more intricate or complex

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Synonyms of Thickening

deepening, inspissation, knob, node, thickener

Alternate forms of Thickening

Derivations: thicken

Hypernyms: condensation, condensing, convex shape, convexity, material, stuff

Origin of the word Thickening

  1. "substance used to thicken something," 1839, from thicken (see thick). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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