thicken

[ thik-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF thicken

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THICKEN

Thicken the gravy with a little flour, and flavour it with a glass of wine.

Thicken it with the pickled nasturtians and send it to table in a boat.

The odour of the victuals seemed to thicken into a kind of smoke.

Thicken the soup with flour, using about one ounce to every pint of stock.

Then remove it from the fire, beat in the yolks and stir until they thicken.

Thicken the gravy with the flour, and pour a little round the turkey.

Thicken it with the flour, and colour carefully with burnt sugar.

Thicken it with the flour, and add, if liked, a glass of port wine.

Then add the yolks of the eggs; let them thicken in the sauce, but be careful not to curdle them.

Thicken the gravy with a little flour, and pour it over them.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (transitive), 1590s (intransitive), from thick + -en (1). Related: Thickened; thickening. An earlier verb was Old English þiccian.

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