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Synonyms for starch

a quality of active mental and physical forcefulness

to make stiff or stiffer


Synonyms for starch

a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice

a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering

stiffen with starch

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He had taken the sackcloth of her uncomeliness, had washed, dried, starched and ironed it, and returned it to her sheer embroidered lawn--the robe of Venus herself.
She could smell the big bouquet of lilacs, see the pink-flounced parasol, feel the stiffness of the starched buff calico and the hated prick of the black and yellow porcupine quills.
In the afternoon several young girls of Marlott, former schoolfellows and acquaintances of Tess, called to see her, arriving dressed in their best starched and ironed, as became visitors to a person who had made a transcendent conquest (as they supposed), and sat round the room looking at her with great curiosity.
"There's nothing to say about him except that he always looks as if he had just been starched and ironed."
The church was bare and cold, and there was a smell all about one of pomade and starched clothes.