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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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Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical

starch noun [U] (CLOTH)

a white substance from potatoes and particular grains, used to make cloth stiffSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemicalCleaning clothes

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.Cleaning clothes
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