Blanch

Blanch [ blanch, blahnch ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to whiten or bleach
2. (tr.v.) to make pale or devoid of colour
3. (tr.v.) to scald in order to remove skin or prepare for freezing
4. (intr.v.) to turn or become pale or white
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They blanched the cloth to suit their needs.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 When the plants are about 30cm (12in) tall, tie the stems loosely and gradually earth them up as they grow to blanch them.

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