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meanings of starch


  1. Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener.
  2. Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.
  3. A stiff, formal manner; formality.
  4. A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.


  1. To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.


  1. Stiff; precise; rigid.

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