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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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Ostriker puts the reader to work, and she blenches at nothing that experience offers up.