Thicken

Definition of Thicken

Thick´en
v. t.1.To make thick (in any sense of the word).
[imp. & p. p. Thickened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thickening.]
2.To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.
3.To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.
4.To strengthen; to confirm.
And this may to thicken other proofs.
- Shak.
5.To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.
v. i.1.To become thick.
The press of people thickens to the court.
- Dryden.
The combat thickens, like the storm that flies.
- Dryden.

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