starch englannista suomeksi
A widely diffused vegetable substance, found especially in seeds, bulbs and tubers, as extracted (e.g. from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) in the form of a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.
- this Professor is to give the society their stiffening, and infuse into their manners that beautiful political starch, which may qualify them for Levées, Conferences, Visits
To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.
''She starched her blouses.''
1713, John Killingbeck, ''Eighteen sermons on practical subjects''
- misrepresenting Sobriety as a Starch and Formal, and Vertue as a Laborious and Slavish thing