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English definition of “blanch”

blanch

verb  /blæntʃ/ us  

blanch verb (BECOME PALE)

[I] to become pale, esp. from being surprised: When he realized who was on the phone, he blanched.

blanch verb (BOIL)

[T] to cook food, esp. vegetables, in boiling water for a very brief time: Blanch the peaches before peeling them.
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