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Meaning & Definition of Thickening in English

English

Thickening

/θɪkənɪŋ/

noun

1. Any material used to thicken

  • "Starch is used in cooking as a thickening"
    synonym:
  • thickening
  • ,
  • thickener

2. Any thickened enlargement

    synonym:
  • node
  • ,
  • knob
  • ,
  • thickening

3. The act of thickening

    synonym:
  • thickening
  • ,
  • inspissation

adjective

1. Accumulating and becoming more intense

  • "The deepening gloom"
  • "Felt a deepening love"
  • "The thickening dusk"
    synonym:
  • deepening(a)
  • ,
  • thickening(a)

2. Becoming more intricate or complex

  • "A thickening plot"
    synonym:
  • thickening