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starch

1 noun
     
Related topics: Cooking, Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry
starch1
1 [uncountable and countable]DFN a substance which provides your body with energy and is found in foods such as grain, rice, and potatoes, or a food that contains this substance [= carbohydrate]:
He eats a lot of starch.
Avoid fatty foods and starches.
2 [uncountable]DFC a substance that is mixed with water and is used to make cloth stiff

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