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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thick·en·ing, n. Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening
             gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the gathering
             darkness"; "the thickening dusk" [syn: deepening(a),
              gathering(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: thickener]
      2: any thickened enlargement [syn: node, knob]
      3: the act of thickening [syn: inspissation]