blanch

  • 1 Blanch — Blanch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blanched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blanching}.] [OE. blanchen, blaunchen, F. blanchir, fr. blanc white. See {Blank}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has… …

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  • 2 Blanch — Blanch, v. t. [See {Blench}.] 1. To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ifs and ands to qualify the words of treason, whereby every man might express his malice and blanch his danger. Bacon. [1913 Webster] I… …

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  • 3 Blanch — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Lesley Blanch (1904–2007), englische Schriftstellerin Stuart Yarworth Blanch (1918–1994), englischer Bischof Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Blanch (North Carolina) Blanch (Oklahoma) Siehe auch: Blanche …

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  • 4 Blanch — Blanch, v. i. To use evasion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Books will speak plain, when counselors blanch. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Blanch — may refer to*Blanching, a form of cooking *Blanching (coinage), a method used to whiten metal *Blanch (medical), a physiologic phenomenon whereby the skin appears whitish because a transient ischemia is introduced *Blanch, North Carolina, an… …

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  • 6 blanch — blanch; blanch·er; blanch·ing·ly; …

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  • 7 blanch — blanch, blench Blanch means first and foremost ‘to make (something) white’ (especially vegetables by dipping them in boiling water) and (intransitively) ‘to become pale’ (from fear, shock, embarrassment, etc.); a by form blench is also used in… …

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  • 8 blanch — [blanch, blänch] vt. [ME blanchen < OFr blanchir < blanc, white: see BLANK] 1. to make white; take color out of 2. to make pale 3. to bleach (endive, celery, etc.) by earthing up or covering so as to keep away light and improve the… …

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  • 9 Blanch — Blanch, v. i. To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun. [1913 Webster] [Bones] blanching on the grass. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Blanch — Blanch, n. (Mining) Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 blanch — [bla:ntʃ US blæntʃ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: blanchir, from blanc white ] 1.) [T] to put vegetables, fruit, or nuts into boiling water for a short time ▪ Blanch the peaches and remove the skins. 2.) [i]literary to become pale… …

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  • 12 blanch|er — blanch|er1 «BLAN chuhr, BLAHN », noun. a person or thing that blanches or whitens. blanch|er2 «BLAN chuhr, AHN », noun. 1. a person who starts or balks at anything. 2. a person stationed to turn game in some direction. 3. Obsolete. a person who… …

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  • 13 Blanch. — Blanch., Abkürzung für Emile Blanchard (s.d. 2) …

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  • 14 blanch — [ blæntʃ ] verb 1. ) intransitive MAINLY LITERARY to be so shocked or frightened that your face becomes pale 2. ) transitive to put fruit, nuts, or vegetables into boiling water for a short time, often in order to make it easier to remove the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 blanch — vb *whiten, bleach, decolorize, etiolate …

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  • 16 blanch — [v] become afraid flinch, pale, recoil, shrink, start, wince; concept 27 Ant. be brave …

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  • 17 blanch — ► VERB 1) make or become white or pale. 2) prepare (vegetables) by immersing briefly in boiling water. 3) peel (almonds) by scalding them. ORIGIN Old French blanchir, from blanc white …

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  • 18 blanch — v. 1) (D; intr.) to blanch at (he blanched at the sight of the mutilated corpse) 2) (D; intr.) to blanch with (to blanch with fear) * * * [blɑːntʃ] judicial legislative blanch (of the government) [ division ] the executive [ limb of a tree ] to… …

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  • 19 blanch — [[t]blɑ͟ːntʃ, blæ̱ntʃ[/t]] blanches, blanching, blanched 1) VERB If you blanch, you suddenly become very pale. Simon Doggett s face blanched as he looked at Sharpe s frayed and blood drenched uniform... [V at n] She felt herself blanch at the… …

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  • 20 blanch — blanch1 blancher, n. /blanch, blahnch/, v.t. 1. to whiten by removing color; bleach: Workers were blanching linen in the sun. 2. Cookery. a. to scald briefly and then drain, as peaches or almonds to facilitate removal of skins, or as rice or… …

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