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Definition of "thicken" []

  • To make or become thick or thicker: Thicken the sauce with cornstarch. The crowd thickened near the doorway. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or become more intense, intricate, or complex: The leader's departure thickens the problems. Our apprehension thickened. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thicken" in a sentence
  • "So maybe we should all try a new business model titled thicken the stream and see if it catches on in the business world."
  • "Some children have underlying conditions that cause their blood to "thicken" and clot."
  • "So I got some L'Oreal mascara can't remember exactly what it was which was supposed to "thicken" my lashes."