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  • The wood had thickened around them: The high road was no longer visible. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
  • Pretty soon he opened his eyes and asked, in a liquor-thickened voice, where he was. Cited from Branded, by Francis Lynde
  • After working at a hotel for two years, his resolve to make it a career thickened.
  • Finally the juice thickened and reduced to nearly one- third of the original volume.
  • The silk really appears thickened by the process, and this good effect is permanent. Cited from The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887), by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • At that he dropped his lids, and his lips thickened, and his face grew red. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • Higher and higher rose the note struck by the rifle-fire, as the contest thickened. Cited from "Contemptible", by "Casualty"
  • The dust of the falling houses so thickened the air that men could not see a yard in front of them. Cited from For the Temple, by G. A. Henty
  • But, as soon as the chairman on either side declared the subject open for discussion, the interest thickened. Cited from Tom, Dick and Harry, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The white thickened about him and he felt himself stumbling and falling. Cited from At the Back of the North Wind, by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
  • He began to fish as the light thickened; but he only cast once or twice and then decided to wait half an hour. Cited from The Red Redmaynes, by Eden Phillpotts
  • The great forest deepened and thickened, back of it, forty miles into the high country. Cited from The Sagebrusher, by Emerson Hough
  • The formed material is in many cases simply a thickened cell wall, and this we commonly regard as part of the cell. Cited from The Story of the Living Machine, by H. W. Conn
  • In the night-time the clouds thickened, and there came down a fine rain, mixed with snow. Cited from The Long Roll, by Mary Johnston
  • The darkness thickened, men lost their sight, and for a long time they wandered without being able to find it again. Cited from Ten Great Religions, by James Freeman Clarke
  • A veil of thickened air around them cast, That none might know, or see them, as they passed. Cited from Best of the World's Classics...Prose, Vol. III, Great Britain & Ireland
  • Evening thickened round her, but she sat on. Cited from Frank Oldfield, by T.P. Wilson
  • Instead of getting any light on the affair, the plot thickened. Cited from History of the Negro Race, Vol 1, by George W. Williams
  • Not a sound issued from his thickened tongue and his dry throat. Cited from The Young Mountaineers, by Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The snow had thickened until Doug could see scarcely ten feet ahead. Cited from Judith of the Godless Valley, by Honore Willsie
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Root form of thickened is thicken for the verb.

Synonyms of thickened

Meaning of thickened

  • verb Make thick or thicker
    Thicken the sauce, inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch
  • verb Become thick or thicker
    The sauce thickened, The egg yolk will inspissate
  • verb Make viscous or dense
    thicken the sauce by adding flour