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[thik-uh-ner] /ˈθɪk ə nər/
something that thickens.
an apparatus for the sedimentation and removal of solids suspended in various liquids.
Origin of thickener
1645-55; thicken + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a fat and flour base used as a thickener and flavoring for many recipes.
  • The chemical is used as a thickener in many processed foods.
  • Again the usual line-up of seasonings okra the thickener.
  • To keep these juices from turning the pie into a soup as it bakes, a thickener is added.
  • There was no thickener, but the oyster crackers you crumble into the broth will do the trick.
  • If a thickener is needed for someone that is unsafe with food or thin liquids, determine which type of thickener is to be used.
  • Wastewater sludge is thickened through a gravity thickener, anaerobically digested and stored in two sludge holding basins.
  • In addition to the digestion facility, a utility tunnel would be constructed between the facility and the thickener gallery.
  • Given pertinent data, calculate the solids loading to a gravity thickener.
  • The sludge is then pumped to a gravity belt thickener.

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