cornstarch cornstarch  /ˈkɔrn ˌstɑrtʃ/


  • (n) starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener


  1. Enzymes that help transform cornstarch into ethanol are fairly run-of-the-mill in biotech terms.
  2. SuperSlurper, an ARS cornstarch compound that can absorb up to 2,000 times its weight in water, gets laced into baby powder, wound dressings and fuel filters.
  3. Investigators initially found capsules spiked with sugar and cornstarch.


  1. First-time runners drawn to Run or Dye 5K's colorful cornucopia at UNR

    Sometimes people need a little extra encouragement to get off the couch. Maybe two tons of powdered, colored cornstarch will do the trick. The Run or Dye 5K is set for Saturday morning and promises to be a colorful cornucopia at the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  2. These tips can help whether cleaning up or keeping color after run

    Once the colors run at The Color Run, what happens next?In other words, how the heck do the blue and pink and yellow and orange cornstarch paints get off your face, your clothes and your streets?Though the colors are vivid, they're also easily removable, said Lance Duncan, Color Run race director for the Amarillo event."Typically, with a good shower and soap or body wash, it comes off," Duncan ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

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