DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

thicken

EN[-ɪkən]

    Definition of thicken in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGthickensPRthickeningPT, PPthickened
    1. VT To make thicker (in the sense of wider).
      1. VT To make thicker (in the sense of more viscous).
        1. VI To become thicker (in the sense of wider).
          1. As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.
        2. VI To become thicker (in the sense of more viscous).
          1. VT To strengthen; to confirm.
            1. VT To make more frequent.
              1. to thicken blows ‎
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Gallbladder swelling and wall thickening were found using liver and gallbladder B-ultrasound and 26 cases had pericholecystic fluid and 63 cases had cholecystolithiasis.
              • An additional large triangular flaplike appendage at the rear of the head is thickened along its margin.
              • On imaging studies, the liver metastases of GCTs are characterized by thickened walls with hypervascularity and nodular excrescences.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Verbs
              • Ergative verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                Related Links:
                1. en thickening
                2. en thickens
                3. en thickener
                4. en thickened
                5. en thickeners
                Source: Wiktionary
                 0 0

                Meaning of thicken for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "thicken" is a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
                Difficultness: Level 4
                12345678910
                Easy     ➨     Difficult
                Definiteness: Level 6
                12345678910
                Definite    ➨     Versatile