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thicken

[thik-uh n] /ˈθɪk ən/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become thick or thicker.
2.
to make or grow more intense, profound, intricate, or complex:
The plot thickens.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English thiknen < Old Norse thykkna. See thick, -en1
Related forms
rethicken, verb
unthicken, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for un thicken

thicken

/ˈθɪkən/
verb
1.
to make or become thick or thicker thicken the soup by adding flour
2.
(intransitive) to become more involved the plot thickened
Derived Forms
thickener, noun
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Word Origin and History for un thicken

thicken

v.

early 15c. (transitive), 1590s (intransitive), from thick + -en (1). Related: Thickened; thickening. An earlier verb was Old English þiccian.

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