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Definition 1: a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for starch in the sense of this definition

(starch is a kind of ...) any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules

(... is a kind of starch ) starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root

(... is a kind of starch ) a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics

(... is a kind of starch ) a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant

(... is a kind of starch ) starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener

(... is a kind of starch ) powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener

(... is a kind of starch ) a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch

(... is a kind of starch ) a starch obtained from the root of the pia

Definition 2: a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering - [noun denoting substance]

(starch is a kind of ...) a substance prepared according to a formula

"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"

Definition 3: stiffen with starch - [verb of change]

Samples where starch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • starch clothes

(starch is a kind of ...) make stiff or stiffer

"Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

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