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Definition of starch:

(n) : 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; Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods
(v) : to apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface
"she starched her blouses."
(adj) : Stiff; precise; rigid
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Definition of starch:

(n) : 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; Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods
(v) : to apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface
"she starched her blouses."
(adj) : Stiff; precise; rigid

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