HyperDic: thicken

English > 3 senses of the word thicken:
VERBchangethicken, inspissatemake thick or thicker
changethicken, inspissatebecome thick or thicker
changethicken, inspissatemake viscous or dense
thicken > pronunciation
Soundsthih'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > thicken: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake thick or thicker.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Thicken the sauce"
Synonyminspissate
Cause tothicken, inspissateBecome thick or thicker
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositethinmake thin or thinner
Similar tothicken, inspissateBecome thick or thicker
Spanishcoagular, condensar, densificar, engrosar, engruesar, espesar
Catalancoagular, cossar, densificar-se, densificar, engreixar, engrossir, espesseir-se, espesseir, espessir, quallar-se, quallar
Nounsthickenerany material used to thicken / thicken
thickeningthe act of thickening
English > thicken: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome thick or thicker.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The sauce thickened"
Synonyminspissate
Caused bythicken, inspissatemake thick or thicker
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
OppositethinLose thickness
Similar tothicken, inspissatemake thick or thicker
Spanishdensificarse, espesarse
Catalandensificar-se, densificar, espesseir-se, espesseir, espessir-se, espessir
English > thicken: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake viscous or dense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"thicken the sauce by adding flour"
Synonyminspissate
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishcoagular, condensar, cuajar, densificarse, espesar
Catalancoagular, cossar, densificar-se, densificar, espesseir-se, espesseir, espessir-se, espessir, quallar-se, quallar
Nounsthickenerany material used to thicken / thicken
thickeningthe act of thickening

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