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  • as instiffen
  • as intemper
  • as inwash
  • as inindurate
  • as inlave
  • as inharden

synonyms for starching

  • reinforce
  • solidify
  • stabilize
  • strengthen
  • anneal
  • benumb
  • brace
  • cake
  • candy
  • cement
  • chill
  • clot
  • coagulate
  • condense
  • congeal
  • crystallize
  • curdle
  • firm
  • fix
  • freeze
  • gel
  • harden
  • inflate
  • inspissate
  • jell
  • jelly
  • ossify
  • petrify
  • precipitate
  • prop
  • set
  • starch
  • steady
  • tauten
  • tense
  • thicken
  • dry
  • steel
  • indurate
  • set
  • strengthen
  • stiffen
  • cement
  • petrify
  • bake
  • solidify
  • toughen
  • congeal
  • anneal
  • mold
  • chill
  • starch
  • braze
  • toughen up
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antonyms for starching

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  • weaken
  • dilute
  • dissolve
  • heat
  • liquefy
  • melt
  • separate
  • soften
  • thin
  • unfix
  • loosen
  • spoil
  • indulge
  • upset
  • let go
  • dissolve
  • unfix
  • open
  • continue
  • hurt
  • melt
  • discourage
  • separate
  • divide
  • unsettle
  • enlarge
  • flex
  • loosen
  • thin
  • dilute
  • dissuade
  • soften
  • liquefy
  • weaken
  • dishearten
  • disjoin
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How to use starching in a sentence

Proper drains under washing and starching machines, so that there are no wet floors.
MAKING BOTH ENDS MEETSUE AINSLIE CLARK AND EDITH WYATT
The actual process of hand starching may be learned in less than one hour.
MAKING BOTH ENDS MEETSUE AINSLIE CLARK AND EDITH WYATT
Two wash-forms are needed; one for the two tubs in which to put the suds, and the other for blueing and starching-tubs.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
Therefore the finishing process includes brushing, very light starching or sizing, then calendering or pressing.
TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
Washing, ironing, clear-starching, making up gents' fine shirts for evening wear—everything's done under my own eye!'
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSKENNETH GRAHAME
All kinds of calicoes but black, look better for starching, but black calicoes will not look clear if starched.
THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFEANONYMOUS
The starching, the fluting, the ironing, all take precious hours that might be employed upon some of the must-haves.
THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
Would it not have been wiser as well as neater, for her to have plain, untrimmed underwear, and iron it without starching?
THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
White, red, blue or purple colours were used in the starching, and yellow in the latter days of this century.
DRESS DESIGNTALBOT HUGHES
The next process is starching; but it is not as a rule necessary to starch napkins, tablecloths, or bed linens.
CLOTHING AND HEALTHHELEN KINNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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