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starch

 
 
pronunciation:
starch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a white food substance found in many foods.
Potatoes and grains have starch in them.
definition 2: a substance used to make clothing or other fabric stiff.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: starches, starching, starched
definition: to use starch to make stiff.
I starch my shirts every time I iron them.
derivations: starchless (adj.), starchlike (adj.)
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