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starch blocker

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

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.

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Also starch block [stahrch-blok] /ˈstɑrtʃ ˌblɒk/ .

Origin of starch blocker

First recorded in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM starch blocker

starch-block·ing, adjective
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