March 23, 2015 – Word of the Day
When something becomes dense or heavy, the word "thick" might be used to describe it. This is a word that is also used to describe how wide something is. The opposite of thick is thin.
- The ice on the lake is six inches thick.
- These wooden boards are two inches thick.
- A thick layer of mud covered the streets after the storm.
- Hot tropical air feels wet and thick.
- A thick fog rolled in off of the lake and made driving difficult.
- When you add flour to batter it becomes thick.
- This is a thick piece of chocolate cake.
The word "thickness" is a noun:
- Steel beams in a skyscraper must be of a certain thickness in order to hold the building up.
- The thickness of the forest made it difficult to walk through.
The trees, bushes and plants create a thick forest.
To thicken something is to make it thicker. This word is a verb.
- A sauce can be thickened with flour or corn starch.
- The surface of a lake thickens quickly into ice once the temperatures go below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
- As cement thickens and dries it becomes concrete.
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