Meaning of BLANCH in English



Pronunciation: ' blanch

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English blaunchen, from Anglo-French blanchir, from blanc, adjective, white ― more at BLANK

Date: 15th century

transitive verb : to take the color out of: as a : to bleach by excluding light b : to scald or parboil in water or steam in order to remove the skin from, whiten, or stop enzymatic action in (as food for freezing) c : to make ashen or pale <fear blanch es the cheek>

intransitive verb : to become white or pale

– blanch · er noun

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