verb (used with object)
- stara zagora,
- starch blocker,
- starch syrup,
Origin of starch
Examples from the Web for starch
Sugar and lots of starch will give you a boost followed by a crash that will end your late night partying.
Making it with quinoa instead of rice gives you the wonderful taste and comfort of risotto without all that starch.
Tsai: The ratio of vegetables to meat to starch is much higher.Five World-Famous Chefs Give Their Take on the Asian-Food Craze in America|Marlow Stern|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How goodly and how to be wished were such an obedient unanimity as this, what a fine conformity would it starch us all into!Areopagitica|John Milton
Sachs had shown that the starch passes down to other parts of the plant in solution as glucose.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
It is reported that cloves have been adulterated with false cloves made from starch pressed into the form of cloves and roasted.
The presence of starch can be shown by testing with a solution of iodine.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
Add the starch to the strychnine solution and boil for a few minutes until the starch is clear.Field Mice as Farm and Orchard Pests|D. Lantz
Word Origin for starch
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.
"pasty substance used to stiffen cloth," mid-15c., from starch (v.). Figurative sense of "stiffness of manner" is recorded from 1705.
see take the starch out of.