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")

Antonyms of adj blanched

2 senses of blanched

Sense 1
ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white -- (anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Sense 2
etiolate, etiolated, blanched -- ((especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Similarity of adj blanched

2 senses of blanched

Sense 1
ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white -- (anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 2
etiolate, etiolated, blanched -- ((especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light; "etiolated celery")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

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