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starchnoun

 us   /stɑrtʃ/
  • starch noun (FOOD)

biology [C/U] a substance that exists in large amounts in many plants
[C/U] Starches are foods containing a large amount of starch, such as potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, and cereal.
  • starch noun (CHEMICAL)

[U] a chemical that is used to make cloth stiff

starchverb [T]

 us   /stɑrtʃ/
  • starch verb [T] (ADD CHEMICAL)

to add starch to cloth to make it stiff: I starch all my dress shirts.
(Definition of starch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “starch”
in Korean 녹말가루, 풀…
in Arabic نِشاء…
in Malaysian kanji…
in French fécule, amidon…
in Russian крахмал…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 澱粉…
in Italian amido…
in Turkish nişasta, kola…
in Polish skrobia, krochmal…
in Spanish almidón…
in Vietnamese tinh bột, hồ…
in Portuguese amido, goma (para roupa)…
in Thai แป้ง, แป้งขาวใช้ลงผ้าแข็ง…
in German die Stärke…
in Catalan midó, fècula…
in Japanese でん粉, 洗濯のり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 淀粉…
in Indonesian kanji, tepung kanji…
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