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English definition of “blanch”

blanch

verb (PALE)    /blɑːntʃ/ US  /blæntʃ/
[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.The skin, and skin colour [T] to make a plant pale by covering it up so that the light does not reach it as it growsGardening - general words
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