starch blocker

[ stahrch-blok-er ]

  1. 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.

Origin of starch blocker

First recorded in 1980–85
  • Also starch block [stahrch-blok] /ˈstɑrtʃ ˌblɒk/ .

Other words from starch blocker

  • starch-block·ing, adjective

Words Nearby starch blocker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023