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.

Origin of starch blocker

First recorded in 1980–85

OTHER WORDS FROM starch blocker

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