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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THICKENING

Now she was squaring and thickening and looking horrid, like Mr. Hancock.

All at once I became aware that the light was thickening, and that I was very hungry.

"The mist is thickening," rejoined the woman's voice, sadness in its tone.

Strain off the liquor; put into it a bit of thickening and some butter.

But come, thou'lt weary of this thickening air, Let us depart.

Then add to it a thickening of flour, using one ounce of flour to every pint of stock.

Make the soup hot, and stir in a thickening made of the flour.

Then make a thickening of the flour and stir it in, letting it boil well.

This is a disease like a thickening of the skin until the vital organs are destroyed.

They interrupted the stream of residences that was thickening up towards Hilton.

WORD ORIGIN

"substance used to thicken something," 1839, verbal noun from thicken.

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