What does blanch mean?

Definitions for blanch
blæntʃ, blɑntʃblanch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pale, blanch, blenchverb

    turn pale, as if in fear

  2. blanch, parboilverb

    cook (vegetables) briefly

    "Parboil the beans before freezing them"

Wiktionary

  1. blanchnoun

    ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.

  2. blanchverb

    To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.

  3. blanchverb

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

  4. blanchverb

    To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.

  5. blanchverb

    To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.

  6. blanchverb

    To use evasion.

  7. blanchverb

    To cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water.

  8. blanchverb

    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

  9. blanchverb

    To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.

  10. blanchverb

    To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.

  11. blanchverb

    To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).

  12. blanchverb

    To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.

  13. blanchverb

    To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.

  14. Blanchnoun

    A female given name from French, a less common spelling of Blanche.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blanchadjective

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

  2. Blanchadjective

    to bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together

  3. Blanchadjective

    to make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds

  4. Blanchadjective

    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

  5. Blanchadjective

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

  6. Blanchadjective

    to cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin

  7. Blanchadjective

    fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate

  8. Blanchverb

    to grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun

  9. Blanchverb

    to avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed

  10. Blanchverb

    to cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer

  11. Blanchverb

    to use evasion

  12. Blanchnoun

    ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals

Freebase

  1. Blanch

    When skin is blanched, it takes on a whitish appearance as blood flow to the region is prevented. This occurs during and is the basis of the physiologic test known as diascopy. Blanching of the fingers is also one of the most clinically evident signs of Raynaud's phenomenon. Blanching is prevented in gangrene as the red blood corpuscles are extravasated and impart red color to the gangrenous part.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blanch

    blansh, v.t. to whiten.—v.i. to grow white. [Fr. blanchirblanc, white. See Blank.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • بلانشArabic
  • бланширам, побелявам, избелвамBulgarian
  • erbleichenGerman
  • blanchir, monderFrench
  • blansírozHungarian
  • blancheren, verbleken, witten, blekenDutch
  • blekneNorwegian
  • белить, побелить, побледнеть, бледнеть, бланшировать, белеть, побелетьRussian
  • blaChinese

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