STARCH, n. [G., strength, starch; strong. See Stare and Steer.] A substance used to stiffen linen and other cloth. It is the fecula of flour , or a substance that subsides from water mixed with wheat flour. It is sometimes made from potatoes. Starch forms the greatest portion of farinaceous substances, particularly of wheat flour, and it si the chief aliment of bread.
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Amylaceous Amyline Arrow-root Cassavi Clear-starch Clear-starching Farin Fecula Glutinous Powder Starch Starched Starcher Starching Stare Stark Sternum Stiff Stiffen Stiffness Tenacity Vegeto-animal
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