A carbohydrate that is the chief form of stored energy in plants, especially wheat, corn, rice, and potatoes. Starch is a mixture of two different polysaccharides built out of glucose units, and forms a white, tasteless powder when purified. It is an important source of nutrition and is also used to make adhesives, paper, and textiles.
To become or make into jelly.
To become a gel.
To become jelly
To make or become thick or thicker:
A soft insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. During blood clotting, white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and various clotting factors interact in a cascade of chemical reactions initiated by a wound. When a body tissue is injured, calcium ions and platelets act on prothrombin to produce the enzyme thrombin. Thrombin then catalyzes the conversion of the protein fibrinogen into fibrin, a fibrous protein that holds the clot together. An abnormal clot inside the blood vessels or the heart (a thrombus or an embolus ) can obstruct blood flow.
To solidify or coagulate:
To concentrate (a substance), especially by removing water.
To fix at a given amount:
To become congealed or lumpy:
To fix (prices or wages, for example) at a given or current level.
To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation; condense.
To become formed into a compact or crusty mass:
To candy is defined as to cook with a sugar syrup, or to make into a crystal form.
(Ergative) To make something hard or harder (tough, resistant to pressure).
To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
(Intransitive) To prepare for something bad, as an impact or blow.
To support or shore up something.
To bind with or as if with cement.
To become stable or firm; harden:
(Chem.) To cause (a slightly soluble substance) to become insoluble, as by heat or by a chemical reagent, and separate out from a solution
To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
To renew in the mind; recall:
To cause to become stiff
To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell:
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
Melt is defined as to become more emotional or loving, or to cause someone to become more emotional or loving.
To cause to become liquid, especially:
To relax is defined as to become calm, to loosen, or to calm down.
(Intransitive) To become moist or moister.
To attach the limber to (a gun carriage), as in preparing to move off
To bolster is to uplift.
To reinforce is defined as to increase the number or amount, or to make stronger.
To make or become tense
To free from restraint, pressure, or strictness:
(Economics) To raise short-term interest rates.
To make stiff or stiffer
To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
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