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synonyms for thickening

  • clot
  • condense
  • congeal
  • curdle
  • swell
  • add
  • buttress
  • cake
  • clabber
  • coagulate
  • deepen
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • freeze
  • gel
  • harden
  • inspissate
  • jell
  • jelly
  • ossify
  • petrify
  • reinforce
  • solidify
  • stiffen
  • widen
  • grow thick
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antonyms for thickening

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  • thin
  • abridge
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • liquefy
  • lower
  • melt
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • soften
  • subtract
  • weaken
  • dilute
  • water down
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How to use thickening in a sentence

In people, chronic high blood pressure causes a thickening of the heart muscles.
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As a cloud of aerosolized bone dust particles darkened overhead, reinforced by the thickening smell of singed bone, I wondered how much of my donor’s body I was inhaling.
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Over time, a thickening crust of limestone grows to blanket and strengthen the web.
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Being student body president, you’re in the hot seat, and between the sort of thickening of my skin and the experiences I had, I finally was able to really just come to terms with the fact that there’s no path out of this.
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Parks notes that grinding old-fashioned oats at home is not a good substitute for commercial oat flour, which is finer and includes the other parts of the grain that serve a nutritional and thickening purpose.
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When the hern or bitron flies low, the air is gross, and thickening into showers.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 194, JULY 16, 1853VARIOUS
A street car landed him within two blocks of the address on the tag, and Bud walked through thickening fog and dusk to the place.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
The glade was thickening with shadows, but the sunlight still marked the top of an elm and made glorious the zenith.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Nearer came the sounds and louder, as they spread towards the fort through thickening shadows and the white dews of night.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
Sheet after sheet swept down the mountains like wind-driven clouds of mist thickening into water as they came.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
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WORDS RELATED TO THICKENING

  • agglomeration
  • caseation
  • concentration
  • concretion
  • condensation
  • congelation
  • consolidation
  • curdling
  • embolism
  • gelatination
  • incrassation
  • inspissation
  • jellification
  • thickening
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