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starch

noun  us   /stɑrtʃ/

starch noun (FOOD)

biology [C/U] a substance that exists in large amounts in many plants [C/U] Starches are foods containing a large amount of starch, such as potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, and cereal .

starch noun (CHEMICAL)

[U] a chemical that is used to make cloth stiff

starch

verb [T]  us   /stɑrtʃ/

starch verb [T] (ADD CHEMICAL)

to add starch to cloth to make it stiff: I starch all my dress shirts.
Translations of “starch”
in Arabic نِشاء…
in Korean 녹말가루, 풀…
in Malaysian kanji…
in French fécule, amidon…
in Turkish nişasta, kola…
in Italian amido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 澱粉…
in Russian крахмал…
in Polish skrobia, krochmal…
in Vietnamese tinh bột, hồ…
in Spanish almidón…
in Portuguese amido, goma (para roupa)…
in Thai แป้ง, แป้งขาวใช้ลงผ้าแข็ง…
in German die Stärke…
in Catalan midó, fècula…
in Japanese でん粉, 洗濯のり…
in Indonesian kanji, tepung kanji…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 淀粉…
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