cornstarch

noun
corn·​starch | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌstärch How to pronounce cornstarch (audio) \

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 in a Sentence

I used some cornstarch to thicken the gravy.

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In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "5 Energizing, Plant-Based Dishes This R.D. Relies on During Ramadan," 3 May 2019 Make filling: In large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets," 8 Mar. 2019 Add the flax to the burger mixture along with the cornstarch and stir well to combine. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "A Veggie Burger Recipe That Doesn't Have 15 Ingredients for Once," 20 June 2018 Then sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on the stain to soak up as much puke as possible. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Remove Vomit Stains From Carpet, Clothing, and More," 5 Mar. 2019 Egg White Firming Mask Ingredients: White of 1 cold, fresh medium egg; 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarchUses: Shrink and tighten pores with this simple for a dramatically smoother appearance. Womansday.com Staff, Woman's Day, "WD on TV: Make Your Own Beauty Products," 20 Jan. 2011 Dredge the fiddleheads in the remaining ¼ cup of cornstarch and shake off the excess. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Fiddlehead Tempura With Sriracha Creme Fraiche," 18 May 2018 Taste to ensure the mixture no longer has the taste of cornstarch and has no white color remaining. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Five finalists vie for 'Best Cupcake Ever' in contest to support literacy," 22 Apr. 2018 The ingredients include 45 bushels of apples, 300 pounds of pastry flour, 150 pounds of sugar and 75 pounds of cornstarch. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Larger-Than-Life Thanksgiving Staples," 16 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of cornstarch

1853, in the meaning defined above

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cornstarch

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English Language Learners Definition of cornstarch

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

cornstarch

noun
corn·​starch | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌstärch How to pronounce cornstarch (audio) \

Kids Definition of cornstarch

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

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