Definitions for "Thickener"
Additive used to raise or control the viscosity without the necessity for major changes in the total solids content. Organic or inorganic, generally considered as being either pseudoplastic or thixotropic in nature. Syn. Rheology modifier, Viscosity modifier
Material added to resin to thicken or increase the viscosity of the resin so it will not flow as readily.
The metallic soap or other material used to combine with oil or other lubricating fluid to make grease.
A vessel or apparatus for reducing the proportion of water in a pulp by means of sedimentation.
A large, round tank used in milling operations to separate solids from liquids; clear fluid overflows from the tank and rock particles sink to the bottom.
Keywords:  starch, cooking, material
any material used to thicken; "starch is used in cooking as a thickening"