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Starchlike

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Adjective

1. amylaceous, amyloid, amyloidal, farinaceous, starchlike

resembling starch

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Starchlike

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noun
1. 
a polysaccharide composed of glucose units that occurs widely in plant tissues in the form of storage granules, consisting of amylose and amylopectin
▶ Related adjective: amylaceous
2. Also called: amylum
a starch obtained from potatoes and some grain: it is fine white powder that forms a translucent viscous solution on boiling with water and is used to stiffen fabric and in many industrial processes
3. 
any food containing a large amount of starch, such as rice and potatoes
4. 
stiff or pompous formality of manner or conduct
verb
5. (transitive)
to stiffen with or soak in starch
adjective
6. 
(of a person) formal; stiff

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Starchlike

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noun
1. 
a white, tasteless, odorless food substance found in potatoes, rice, corn, wheat, cassava, and many other vegetable foods: it is a granular solid, chemically a complex carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, and is used in adhesives, sizes, foods, cosmetics, medicine, etc.
2. 
a powdered form of this, used in laundering for stiffening cloth, fabrics, etc.
3.  [pl.]
starchy foods
4. 
formal, unbending manner or behavior; stiffness
5.  US, Informal
energy; vigor
verb transitive
6. 
to stiffen with or as if with starch

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