Origin of thickening
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of thicken
Related Words for thickeningclot, curdle, swell, congeal, condense, stiffen, enlarge, widen, buttress, reinforce, inspissate, jelly, freeze, harden, add, solidify, cake, deepen, coagulate, ossify
Examples from the Web for thickening
Historical Examples of thickening
Now she was squaring and thickening and looking horrid, like Mr. Hancock.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
All at once I became aware that the light was thickening, and that I was very hungry.Wilfrid Cumbermede
"The mist is thickening," rejoined the woman's voice, sadness in its tone.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Strain off the liquor; put into it a bit of thickening and some butter.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
But come, thou'lt weary of this thickening air, Let us depart.
"substance used to thicken something," 1839, verbal noun from thicken.