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Definition of "paste" []

  • A soft, smooth, thick mixture or material, as: (noun)
  • A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth. (noun)
  • The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery. Also called pâte. (noun)
  • A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry. (noun)
  • A food that has been pounded until it is reduced to a smooth creamy mass: anchovy paste. (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 "paste" in a sentence
  • "The coca paste is then refined primarily in Columbia into cocaine HCI salt and it predominantly enters the U.S. in this form."
  • "After the paste is applied, the pineapple is fired in the kiln for a period of five hours."
  • "Coca paste is another form of cocaine that is 60-80percent cocaine sulfate and can also be smoked. 7 The cocaine sulfate is a byproduct of the purification process of cocaine HCI and the paste may contain such impurities as lead, sulfuric acid, kerosene, and methanol. 5 In past years it had been used mainly by inhabitants of coca plant producing countries such as Peru7 but since 1982 has also become popular in the United States. 3 However, alkaloidal cocaine remains the predominant new form in use today."