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starch

Pronunciation: /stɑːrtʃ; stɑːtʃ/

Translation of starch in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable [Chemistry/Química] almidón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The most important polysaccharides are starch, cellulose and glycogen.
    • Starchy materials which contain more complex carbohydrates, including starch and insulin, require several steps before fermentation.
    • The contents of protein, sugar, starch and lysine in maize plant are critical to maize quality.
    1.2 (starchy food) fécula (feminine), almidón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Vegetarians base their diet on four main food groups: starch, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
    • Insulin is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starch and other foods into energy needed for daily life.
    • If protein foods are eaten with starch, six or more hours are needed depending on the type of protein.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (for clothes) almidón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A press cloth also prevents the build-up of fabric finishes and spray starch on the iron soleplate.
    • A good sewing tip from Sharon is to use spray starch on the fabric.
    • You'll need a good iron, a hard surface to iron on (preferably an ironing board), and some spray starch.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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