HyperDic: starch

English > 3 senses of the word starch:
NOUNsubstancestarch, amyluma complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice
substancestarcha commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering
VERBchangestarchstiffen with starch
starch > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'rch
Rhymesarch ... parch: 7 rhymes with aarch...
English > starch: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA 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.
Synonymamylum
NarrowerOtaheite arrowroot, Otaheite arrowroot starchA starch obtained from the root of the pia
amyloidA non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch
arrowrootA nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot / arrowroot plant
arumstarch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
cassava, cassava starch, manioc, maniocaA starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant
cornstarch, cornflourstarch prepared from the grains of corn
sagopowdery starch from certain sago palms
Broaderpolysaccharide, polyoseAny of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
Spanishalmidón, amilo, amylum, fécula
Catalanamylum, fècula, midó
Adjectivesstarchyconsisting of or containing starch
Verbsstarchstiffen with starch
English > starch: 3 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering.
Broaderformulation, preparationA substance prepared according to a formula
Spanishalmidón
Catalanmidó
English > starch: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningstiffen with starch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"starch clothes"
Broaderstiffenmake stiff or stiffer
Spanishalmidonar
Catalanemmidonar
Nounsstarcha complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice

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