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cornstarch

noun corn·starch \-ˌstärch\

: a fine powder made from corn (sense 1) that is used in cooking especially to make liquids thicker

Full Definition of CORNSTARCH

:  starch made from corn and used in foods as a thickening agent, in making corn syrup and sugars, and in the manufacture of adhesives and sizes for paper and textiles

Examples of CORNSTARCH

  1. I used some cornstarch to thicken the gravy.

First Known Use of CORNSTARCH

1853

Rhymes with CORNSTARCH

CORNSTARCH Defined for Kids

cornstarch

noun corn·starch \ˈkrn-ˌstärch\

Definition of CORNSTARCH for Kids

:  a fine powder made from corn and used to thicken foods when cooking

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