starch blocker

or starch block

[ stahrch blok-er or stahrch blok ]
/ ˈstɑrtʃ ˌblɒk ər or ˈstɑrtʃ ˌblɒk /


a substance ingested in the belief that it inhibits the body's ability to metabolize starch and thereby promotes weight loss: declared illegal in the U.S. by the FDA.

Nearby words

  1. star-studded,
  2. stara zagora,
  3. starboard,
  4. starburst,
  5. starch,
  6. starch syrup,
  7. starch-reduced,
  8. starched,
  9. starchy,
  10. stardom

Origin of starch blocker

First recorded in 1980–85

Related formsstarch-block·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019