Definitions of blanch

  1. To whiten; bleach; pale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To take the color out of and make white; to make white by removing the peel; as, to blanch almonds. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To use evasion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Become white; turn pale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. cook briefly; as of vegetables; "Parboil the beans before freezing them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. turn pale, as if in fear Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To whiten, by taking out the colour; to whiten by exclusion of the light. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To make white; to take out the colour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.). Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for blanch

  1. Blanch K. Bruce, of Mississippi, and Walter F. Thomas, of Texas, also received votes. – A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt
  2. The other shall be what follows, written perhaps for the same person, and worthy, in my opinion, not only of the ripest sage, but also of a poet not unexercised in writing verse:- With your fair eyes a charming light I see, For which my own blind eyes would peer in vain; Stayed by your feet, the burden I sustain Which my lame feet find all too strong for me; Wingless upon your pinions forth I fly; Heavenward your sprit stirreth me to strain; E'en as you will, I blush and blanch again, Freeze in the sun, burn 'neath a frosty sky. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds