blanch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"blanch" in British English

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uk   /blɑːntʃ/  us   /blæntʃ/

blanch verb (PALE)

[I] to ​turnpale, 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 ​plantpale by ​covering it up so that the ​light does not ​reach it as it ​grows

blanch verb (BOIL)

[T] to put ​vegetables or ​similarfoods into ​boilingwater for a few ​minutes to make them ​white, ​remove the ​skins, get ​rid of ​strongflavours, or ​prepare them for ​freezing: blanched ​almonds
(Definition of blanch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blanch" in American English

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 us   /blæntʃ/

blanch verb (BECOME PALE)

[I] to ​becomepale, esp. from being ​surprised: When he ​realized who was on the ​phone, he blanched.

blanch verb (BOIL)

[T] to ​cookfood, esp. ​vegetables, in ​boilingwater for a very ​brieftime: Blanch the ​peaches before ​peeling them.
(Definition of blanch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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