cornstarch

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noun corn·starch \-ˌstärch\

Definition of cornstarch

  1. :  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

  1. I used some cornstarch to thicken the gravy.

1853

First Known Use of cornstarch

1853


CORNSTARCH Defined for English Language Learners

cornstarch

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noun corn·starch \-ˌstärch\

Definition of cornstarch for English Language Learners

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


CORNSTARCH Defined for Kids

cornstarch

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noun corn·starch \ˈkȯrn-ˌstärch\

Definition of cornstarch for Students

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



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