[ UK /θˈɪkənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈθɪkənɪŋ, ˈθɪknɪŋ/ ]
  1. any thickened enlargement
  2. any material used to thicken
    starch is used in cooking as a thickening
  3. the act of thickening
  1. accumulating and becoming more intense
    the thickening dusk
    the deepening gloom
    felt a deepening love
  2. becoming more intricate or complex
    a thickening plot
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How To Use thickening In A Sentence

  • When in a position allowing of direct examination, the contused portion of the nerve sometimes developed a palpable fusiform thickening, manipulation of which might give rise to formication in the area of distribution -- a favourable prognostic sign. Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre
  • In 1935 Cornbleet was the first to describe a thickening of the subcutaneous fat layer of the scalp.
  • Alas, the thickening undergrowth has also proven the undoing of one of the less bright avian ground feeders.
  • The sun is extremely strong here, so we are thinking that a thin veiling of net might be advisable in the midday sun, to keep the blossoms and fruit from drying up, the skins thickening, blossom-end rot, etc. Backyard gardens
  • The flowers are borne at the height of 2ft. to 3ft., and are produced singly on very thick, rigid stalks, long, nearly nude, grooved, furnished with numerous short, bristle-like hairs, and gradually thickening up to the involucrum of the flower. Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.
  • Ingredients: water, almond, xyitol, emulsifier, sodium tripolyph - osphate, thickening agent, ace - k, flavouring essence.
  • The innermost layer of cells of the cortex is called the = endodermis = and it becomes conspicuous on account of the thickening in the lateral and inner walls of the cells of this layer. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • The findings show the singer, aged 33, died from heart failure following an undetected hereditary heart condition involving atheromatosis, a thickening of the arteries. Home
  • _ -- In acute arteritis we find swelling along the vessel, loss of elasticity, friability, and thickening of the walls; a roughness and loss of gloss of the inner coat, with the formation of coagula or pus in the vessel. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • The pair clashed - Vea blocking an embittered stab with his own weapon and almost dropping to a knee in the thickening mud.
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