1. (a.) Stiff; precise; rigid.

2. (n.) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

3. (n.) Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.

4. (v. t.) To stiffen with starch.

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