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starch

starch

 
 
pronunciation:
starch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an edible carbohydrate found in grains, potatoes, and many other foods.
definition 2: a preparation of this carbohydrate, or a similar preparation, used to stiffen clothing or other fabrics.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: starched, starches, starching
definition: to apply starch to (clothing or other fabric), so as to stiffen.
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derivations: starchless (adj.), starchlike (adj.)
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