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starch

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1starch/ˈstɑɚtʃ/noun
pluralstarches
1starch
/ˈstɑɚtʃ/
noun
pluralstarches
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
2starch/ˈstɑɚtʃ/verb
starchesstarchedstarching
2starch
/ˈstɑɚtʃ/
verb
starchesstarchedstarching
Learner's definition of STARCH  
[+ object]
: to make (clothing) stiff by using starch
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