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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: made or having become thick; "thickened bronchial arteries"
      2: having skin made tough and thick through wear [syn: calloused]
      3: made thick in consistency; "flour-thickened gravy";
         "dust-thickened saliva"