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thicken

[ thik-uhn ]
/ ˈθɪk ən /
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verb (used with or without object)
to make or become thick or thicker.
to make or grow more intense, profound, intricate, or complex: The plot thickens.
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Origin of thicken

1375–1425; late Middle English thiknen<Old Norse thykkna.See thick, -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM thicken

re·thick·en, verbun·thick·en, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for thicken

thicken
/ (ˈθɪkən) /

verb
to make or become thick or thickerthicken the soup by adding flour
(intr) to become more involvedthe plot thickened

Derived forms of thicken

thickener, noun
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