Definition of STARCH

noun : STARCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

  • 2. (

    ) a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering ;

verb : STARCH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) stiffen with starch; "starch clothes" ;


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