starch[ stahrch ]SEE DEFINITION OF starch
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STARCH
I honor the girl's spirit for not disguising it with starch and pomatum.
Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina, dextrin, etc.
The dried pulp from which the starch has been extracted is used for making boxes.
That dust, on being transferred to the stage of a microscope, was found to contain an enormous number of starch grains.
It is these starch grains which form many of those bright specks that we see dancing in a ray of light sometimes.
I said: 'No, you furnish the soap and starch and what you pay is enough.
The maid who answered the bell wore a white apron which crackled with starch.
But only think of him who converts your cutlet into charcoal, and your steak into starch!
You can tell what foods have starch in them by testing them with iodine.
To be absorbed and assimilated this starch must first be transformed into sugar.
c.1400, from Old English *stercan (Mercian), *stiercan (West Saxon) "make rigid," found in stercedferhð "fixed, hard, resolute" (related to stearc "stiff"), from Proto-Germanic *starkijanan (cf. German Stärke "strength, starch"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see stark). Related: Starched; starching.
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