Definition of thicken:

part of speech: verb

To make, or become, thick.

part of speech: verb

To make thick or close: to strengthen.

part of speech: verb

To make less thin or slender; to make dense; as, to thicken gravy with flour; to set more closely; to make dark or obscure.

Usage examples for thicken:

  • When the mixture begins to thicken the oil can be added in greater quantities. "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
  • It is used to thicken sauces, to decorate boned birds, etc. "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.
  • Would that thicken the plot, dear friend? "The Tracer of Lost Persons", Robert W. Chambers.

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