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Sugar vs. Starch

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Sugarnoun

(uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.

Starchnoun

(uncountable) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

Sugarnoun

(countable) A specific variety of sugar.

Starchnoun

Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.

Sugarnoun

Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.

Starchnoun

A stiff, formal manner; formality.

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Sugarnoun

(countable) A small serving of this substance (typically about one teaspoon), used to sweeten a drink.

‘He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.’;

Starchnoun

(countable) Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener

Sugarnoun

(countable) A term of endearment.

‘I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.’;

Starchverb

To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.

‘She starched her blouses.’;

Sugarnoun

A kiss.

Starchadjective

Stiff; precise; rigid.

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Sugarnoun

Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.

‘I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.’;

Starchadjective

Stiff; precise; rigid.

Sugarnoun

Diabetes.

Starchnoun

A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

Sugarnoun

(dated) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance, especially in chemistry.

‘Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.’;

Starchnoun

Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.

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Sugarnoun

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.

Starchverb

To stiffen with starch.

Sugarnoun

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Starchnoun

a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

Sugarverb

(transitive) To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.

‘John heavily sugars his coffee.’;

Starchverb

stiffen with starch;

‘starch clothes’;

Sugarverb

(transitive) To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.

‘She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.’;

Starchnoun

an odourless, tasteless white substance occurring widely in plant tissue and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes. It is a polysaccharide which functions as a carbohydrate store and is an important constituent of the human diet.

Sugarverb

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off.

Starchnoun

food containing starch

‘they eat far too much starch’;

Sugarverb

(entomology) To apply sugar to trees or plants in order to catch moths.

Starchnoun

powder or spray made from starch and used before ironing to stiffen fabric or clothing

‘crisp linen, stiff with starch’;

Sugarverb

To rewrite (source code) using syntactic sugar.

Starchnoun

stiffness of manner or character

‘the starch in her voice’;

Sugarverb

(transitive) To compliment (a person).

Starchverb

stiffen (fabric or clothing) with starch

‘starch your collar to keep it straight and stiff’;

Sugarinterjection

Used in place of shit!

‘Oh, sugar!’;

Starchverb

(of a boxer) defeat (an opponent) by a knockout

‘Ray Domenge starched Jeff Geddami in the first’;

Sugarnoun

A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. It is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food and drink. Ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. See the Note below.

Starch

Starch or amylum is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting of numerous glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. This polysaccharide is produced by most green plants for energy storage.

Sugarnoun

By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.

Sugarnoun

Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.

‘Why, do not or know you, grannam, and that sugar loaf?’;

Sugarverb

In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; - with the preposition off.

Sugarverb

To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.

Sugarverb

To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.

‘With devotion's visageAnd pious action we do sugar o'erThe devil himself.’;

Sugarnoun

a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

Sugarnoun

an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

Sugarnoun

informal terms for money

Sugarverb

sweeten with sugar;

‘sugar your tea’;

Sugar

Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. Table sugar, granulated sugar, or regular sugar, refers to sucrose, a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose.

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