blanch - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/blɑːntʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyblanch
he/she/itblanches
present participleblanching
past tenseblanched
past participleblanched
  1. 1
    [intransitive] mainly literary to be so shocked or frightened that your face becomes pale
  2. 2
    [transitive] to put fruit, nuts, or vegetables into boiling water for a short time, often in order to make it easier to remove the skin