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thicken

thick·en

thicken

 
 
pronunciation:
thI kn
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: thickened, thickening, thickens
definition 1: to make or become thick or thicker.
synonyms:
clot, coagulate, congeal, inspissate
antonyms:
attenuate, thin
similar words:
condense, curd, deepen, enlarge, jell, set, solidify
definition 2: to make or become more complicated or intense.
The mystery thickened.
synonyms:
escalate, heighten, intensify
similar words:
augment, complicate, concentrate, deepen
derivation: thickener (n.)