Definition and Meanings for blanch

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Part of Speech of blanch

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of blanch

oe. blanchen, blaunchen, f. blanchir, fr. blanc white. see blank, a.pos see blench

Meaning of blanch

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

  • to take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.
  • to bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.
  • to make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.;to whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.
  • to give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).
  • to cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.
  • fig.: to whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.

as intransitive verb

  • to grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.

as transitive verb

  • to avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
  • to cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.

as intransitive verb

  • to use evasion.

as noun

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