clearstarch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clear +‎ starch

Verb[edit]

clearstarch (third-person singular simple present clearstarches, present participle clearstarching, simple past and past participle clearstarched)

  1. (transitive) To stiffen with starch, and then make clear by clapping with the hands.
    to clearstarch muslin

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for clearstarch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)