Meaning of “cornstarch” in the English Dictionary


"cornstarch" in English

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cornstarchnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɔːn.stɑːtʃ/ us /ˈkɔːrn.stɑːrtʃ/ US UK cornflour

Examples from literature

  • After wiping the skin dry, dust the affected parts with common cornstarch. 
  • Mix cornstarch with ¼ cup cold milk. 
  • Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water, and stir in half a cupful of boiling water. 
  • Put cornstarch into pan with lemon juice, add other ingredients and bring to boil. 
  • The gravy may be thickened with cornstarch. 

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

"cornstarch" in American English

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cornstarchnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɔrnˌstɑrtʃ/

a flour made from corn, used in cooking for making liquids thicker

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