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English definition of “blanch”

blanch

verb uk   /blɑːntʃ/ us    /blæntʃ/

blanch verb (PALE)

[I] to turn pale, for example because you are shocked: While most people would blanch at the prospect of so much work, Daniels seems to enjoy it. [T] to make a plant pale by covering it up so that the light does not reach it as it grows

blanch verb (BOIL)

[T] to put vegetables or similar foods into boiling water for a few minutes to make them white, remove the skins, get rid of strong flavours, or prepare them for freezing: blanched almonds
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