- something that thickens.
- an apparatus for the sedimentation and removal of solids suspended in various liquids.
Origin of thickener
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Examples from the Web for thickener
Just add methyl cellulose, a thickener that can withstand high temperatures.Harvard Students Play With Food
December 28, 2010
It is also useful as a thickener, in a mechanical point of view.
It may also be used as a thickener in calico-printing and for fining beer.