(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Stiff; precise; rigid.


1. a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

Similar word(s): amylum

Definition categories: substance, polyose, polysaccharide

2. a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering

Definition categories: substance, formulation, preparation


1. stiffen with starch

- starch clothes

Definition categories: change, stiffen

Sentences with starch as a verb:

- She starched her blouses.