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|a brownish substance, very soluble in cold water, formed by heating dry starch at a temperature of about 600° Fahr. It corresponds, in its properties, to dextrin, and is used, in solution, as a substitute for gum in stiffering goods.|
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.