Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Whitened; deprived of color; bleached.
  • Specifically applied to coins and silver articles containing copper which have been submitted to the action of hot dilute sulphuric acid, to dissolve a part of the copper of the alloy on the surface, and leave a film or coating richer in silver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective lacking complexion or color
  • adjective bleached
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of blanch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
  • adjective anemic looking from illness or emotion

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  • Plath citations: see note at inauspicious.

    April 14, 2008

  • "We sat staring at the shifter, and she blanched at our silence." -Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011