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thin adj
1 of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint" [ant: thick]
2 lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare [syn: lean] [ant: fat]
3 very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: slender]
4 having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot" [syn: flimsy, slight, tenuous]
5 not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse" [syn: sparse]
6 relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil" [ant: thick]
7 (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry" [ant: full]
8 lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile" adv : without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin" [syn: thinly] [ant: thickly]


1 lose thickness; become thin or thinner [ant: thicken]
2 make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution" [ant: thicken]
3 lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin out, reduce, cut]
4 take off weight [syn: reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, slim down] [ant: gain] [also: thinning, thinned, thinnest, thinner]thinned adj : mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup" [syn: cut, weakened]thinned See thin

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