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Noun
Carbohydrates, such as with grain and potato based foods
“Bananas are a high-carb food, high in starch and natural sugar.”
Noun
Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener
“You'll need a good iron, a hard surface to iron on, and some spray starch.”
Noun
Mental or physical energy or vitality
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“The ruffled dimity curtains were limp as if, like the old hands that had laundered them, they too were drained of the starch of youth.”
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Mental or physical fortitude
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“When I suggested that the only hope was to take one of these nice worthless fellows and put some starch into him, the rear seat burst into a peal of conspirant laughter.”
Noun
Stiffness in one's manner, character or bearing
“The British reviews were cold and formal, and the great Romantic critics had not appeared to take the starch out of their pompous manners.”
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The quality of having a firm determination to do something
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The state or fact of being strong or robust in build or structure
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Verb
To make or become hard, firm or solid
“The role of the latter in starch biosynthesis is unknown as no mutants have been identified to date.”
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