starch

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1 starch /ˈstɑɚtʃ/ noun
plural starches
1 starch
/ˈstɑɚtʃ/
noun
plural starches
Learner's definition of STARCH
: a substance that is found in certain foods (such as bread, rice, and potatoes)
[noncount]
[count]
see also cornstarch
[noncount] : a powder or liquid that contains starch and is used to make clothing stiff

take the starch out of

US, informal + old-fashioned
: to make (someone) weak or unsure : to cause (someone) to lose energy or confidence
2 starch /ˈstɑɚtʃ/ verb
starches; starched; starching
2 starch
/ˈstɑɚtʃ/
verb
starches; starched; starching
Learner's definition of STARCH
[+ object]
: to make (clothing) stiff by using starch
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