Thicken meaning

thĭkən
To make or become thick or thicker.

Thicken the sauce with cornstarch. The crowd thickened near the doorway.

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To make or become more intense, intricate, or complex.

The leader's departure thickens the problems. Our apprehension thickened.

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To make or become thick or thicker, as in dimension, density, consistency, articulation, etc.
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To make or become more complex or involved.

The plot thickened.

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To make thicker (in the sense of wider).
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To make thicker (in the sense of more viscous).
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(intransitive) To become thicker (in the sense of wider).
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(intransitive) To become thicker (in the sense of more viscous).
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To strengthen; to confirm.
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To make more frequent.

To thicken blows.

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