Meaning of “blanch” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “blanch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /blæntʃ/

blanch verb (BECOME PALE)

[ I ] to become pale, esp. from being surprised:

When he realized who was on the phone, he blanched.

blanch verb (BOIL)

[ T ] to cook food, esp. vegetables, in boiling water for a very brief time:

Blanch the peaches before peeling them.

(Definition of “blanch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)