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English definition of “blanch”

blanch

verb [T] (BOIL)    /blɑːntʃ/ US  /blæntʃ/
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 Preparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of blanch verb (BOIL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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