Meaning of BLANCH in English


vi to use evasion.

2. blanch ·adj to cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.

3. blanch ·noun ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.

4. blanch ·vt to cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.

5. blanch ·vt to avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.

6. blanch ·adj to make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.

7. blanch ·adj to give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).

8. blanch ·vi to grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.

9. blanch ·adj to bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.

10. blanch ·adj to take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.

11. blanch ·adj fig.: to whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.

12. blanch ·adj to whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.

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