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Definition 1: the act of thickening - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for thickening in the sense of this definition

(thickening is a kind of ...) the act of increasing the density of something

Definition 2: any thickened enlargement - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for thickening in the sense of this definition

(thickening is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

Definition 3: any material used to thicken - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where thickening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • starch is used in cooking as a thickening

Synonyms for thickening in the sense of this definition

(thickening is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

Definition 4: becoming more intricate or complex - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thickening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a thickening plot

(thickening is similar to ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

Definition 5: accumulating and becoming more intense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thickening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deepening gloom
  • felt a deepening love
  • the thickening dusk

Synonyms for thickening in the sense of this definition

(thickening is similar to ...) increasing in strength or intensity

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