Starch Meaning and Definition


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Starch meaning

Word: Starch

How to pronounce: stɑːʧ

Noun

Definitions:

1. An odorless, tasteless white substance occurring widely in plant tissue and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes. It is a polysaccharide which functions as a carbohydrate store and is an important constituent of the human diet.

Example sentences: "The most important polysaccharides are starch, cellulose and glycogen."

2. Powder or spray made from starch and used before ironing to stiffen fabric or clothing.

Example sentences: "Crisp linen, stiff with starch"

3. Stiffness of manner or character.

Example sentences: "The starch in her voice"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Stiffen (fabric or clothing) with starch.

Example sentences: "Starch your collar to keep it straight and stiff"

2. (of a boxer) defeat (an opponent) by a knockout.


Synonyms:

amylum


Derivations:

starchy

starching

starched


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Starch in Other Languages...

Spanish:

German: Stärke

French: Fécule

Italian: Amido

Turkish: Nişasta


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