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thicken

Verb

1 make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch" [syn: inspissate] [ant: thin]
2 become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate" [syn: inspissate] [ant: thin]
3 make viscous or dense; "thicken the sauce by adding flour" [syn: inspissate]

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  1. To make thicker (in the sense of wider).
  2. To make thicker (in the sense of more viscous)
  3. To become thicker (in the sense of wider).
  4. To become thicker (in the sense of more viscous).

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