Thick"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thickened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Thickening.]

To make thick (in any sense of the word).

Specifically: --


To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.


To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.


To strengthen; to confirm.


And this may to thicken other proofs. Shak.


To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.


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Thick"en, v. i.

To become thick.

"Thy luster thickens when he shines by."


The press of people thickens to the court. Dryden.

The combat thickens, like the storm that flies. Dryden.


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