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blanch

 [blanch]
to become pale.

blanch

(blanch)
1. To become white or pale, as skin or mucous membrane affected by vasoconstriction.
2. To whiten or bleach a surface or substance.
[O.Fr. blanchir, fr. blanc, white]
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I blenched when receiving the latest CD from the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda.
I too blenched at the notion of the Song being pornographic or male-dominated (though I never thought it might have been written by a woman, p.
'Hansi says his dad just escaped the rope.' Michael blenched. The elder Hans Saur had been an eminent butcher.