Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun starch

2 senses of starch

Sense 1
starch, amylum -- (a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles)
       => polysaccharide, polyose -- (any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules)

Sense 2
starch -- (a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering)
       => formulation, preparation -- (a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine")

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

1 sense of starch

Sense 1
starch -- (stiffen with starch; "starch clothes")
       => stiffen -- (make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine")

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