Translation of thicken in Spanish:

thicken

espesar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈθɪk(ə)n//ˈθɪkən/

transitive verb

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    (paint/sauce) espesar
    • As the fog thickened, I heard voices from where James had disappeared.
    • Crush some of the cooked potatoes against the side of the pan to thicken the soup.
    • The company, which produces stabilising ingredients for thickening food, is hoping to extend and refurbish its premises to allow for Epping employees to move to Braintree.
    • This is noticeable when a white sauce thickens.
    • Despite the fact that they were only a few hundred feet offshore, the pre-dawn fog had gradually thickened dramatically limiting visibility.
    • Because this treatment does not thicken the lashes - as mascara does - you can afford to go much darker without it looking overdone.
    • The fog thickened as they rumbled up the steep road.
    • Snails done in a sauce thickened with crème fraîche were similarly bland.
    • As you stir it in, the condensed milk will thicken.
    • As we go over another pass, the fog thickens and the temperature drops.
    • The stars were the first to vanish, hidden by the haze, then the sea below was lost in a carpet of mist, and in a few moments, the bow of the ship began fading from view as the fog thickened.
    • Before long the fog started to thicken as it crept down the gulf from the North.
    • Add slowly to the pot and allow the sauce to thicken.
    • I have short lashes and this lengthens and thickens them.
    • Add the milk and Parmesan cheese and simmer for one to two minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
    • The important thing is to cook the potatoes with enough moisture to both steam and boil them at the same time, allowing the outside of the potato to disintegrate and thicken the stock.
    • The fog thickens as the sun tries to peek through the cloud of mist below.
    • I made a very nice sausage casserole and needed to thicken it up a bit.
    • Simmer for a further 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pineapple sauce has thickened, then leave to cool.
    • When she made a blanquette of veal, he would beat three egg yolks with a fork while she poured in the stock; he was fascinated by the transformation as it thickened into a sauce.
    • They rode on through the moors, the fog thickening around them as they passed looming, twisted trees and hulking gray rocks, fuzzy with moss and mist.

intransitive verb

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    (paint/sauce) espesar(se)
    (fog) hacerse más espeso
    (fog) hacerse más denso
    (crowd/darkness) crecer
    (waist) engordar
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