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starch

noun [U] uk   /stɑːtʃ/ us    /stɑːrtʃ/

starch noun [U] (FOOD)

a white substance that exists in large amounts in potatoes and particular grains such as rice: Corn starch is used as a thickener in stews.
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starch noun [U] (CLOTH)

a white substance from potatoes and particular grains, used to make cloth stiff

starch

verb [T] uk   /stɑːtʃ/ us    /stɑːrtʃ/
to make clothes stiff by washing them with starch: She wore a starched white apron over her black dress.
Translations of “starch”
in Korean 녹말가루, 풀…
in Arabic نِشاء…
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 Spanish almidón…
in Portuguese amido, goma (para roupa)…
in German die Stärke…
in Catalan midó, fècula…
in Japanese でん粉, 洗濯のり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 淀粉…
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