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Definition of "cornstarch" [corn•starch]

  • Starch prepared from corn grains, used industrially and as a thickener in cooking. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cornstarch" in a sentence
  • "Thick, firm honey is stretched and pulled into strands, dipped heavily in cornstarch to keep the strands from sticking together, then wrapped around a filling of ground nuts."
  • "In a small saucepan, whisk together red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved."
  • "Beat in cornstarch slurry and vanilla until well combined."