Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blanch

2 senses of blanch

Sense 1
pale, blanch, blench -- (turn pale, as if in fear)
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Sense 2
blanch, parboil -- (cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them")
       => cook -- (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes")

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