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 (blănch) also blench (blĕnch)
v. blanched, blanch·ing, blanch·es also blenched or blench·ing or blench·es
1. To take the color from; bleach.
2. To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
3. To whiten (a metal) by soaking in acid or by coating with tin.
a. To scald (almonds, for example) in order to loosen the skin.
b. To scald (food) briefly, as before freezing or as a preliminary stage in preparing a dish.
5. To cause to turn white or become pale.
To turn white or become pale: Their faces blanched in terror.

[Middle English blaunchen, to make white, from Old French blanchir, from blanche, feminine of blanc, white, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blanch′er n.
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someone who blanches
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Marc Blancher, M.D., from Grenoble Alpes University Hospital in France, and colleagues randomly assigned 157 emergency department patients with acute severe traumatic pain (1:1) to either INS titration (0.3 [micro]g/kg and additional doses of 0.15 [micro]g/kg at 10 minutes and 20 minutes if numerical pain rating scale [NRS] >3) and intravenous placebo or to IVM (0.1 mg/kg and additional doses of 0.05 mg/kg at 10 minutes and 20 minutes if NRS >3) and intranasal (IN) placebo.
Rich, T.D., Beardmore, C.J., Berlanga, H., Blancher, P.J., Bradstreet, M.S.W., Butcher, G.S., Demarest, D.W., Dunn, E.H., Hunter, W.C., Inigo-Elias, E.E., Martell, A.M., Panjabi, A.O., Pashley, D.N., Rosenberg, K.V., Rustay, C.M., Wendt, J.S.
Nicolas Blancher, adviser at the IMF Middle East and Central Asia department explains in an interview with Daily News Egypt, how small and medium-sized enterprises' financial inclusion is at the core of economic diversification, growth, and job creation in the MENA.
The peanuts are then placed in the blancher which removes the skin and the bitter "heart." The shelled, roasted and blanched peanuts are then dropped into a grinder and reduced to a thick paste.
Once the peanuts are roasted, a 70-ft pneumatic conveyor transfers them to a blancher, which removes the peanut skins.
Inside the baler, there is a blancher and is attached to a lever where a metallic compartment sits.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Nicolas Blancher visited Morocco from October 25 to November 7, 2017 to conduct discussions with the Moroccan authorities on the 2017 Article IV consultation, as well as on the third review under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement approved in July 2016.
Nicolas Blancher, who led the team, said, "Overall, macroeconomic fundamentals and the prospects for 2017 are sound: following last year's drought, growth is expected to rebound this year to 4.8 per cent, driven by strong recovery in the agricultural sector."
At the end of a 10-day mission to the country in July, the IMF's Nicolas Blancher supported Morocco's plans to move its currency gradually to a flexible exchange rate and said there was "no fundamental reason for the dirham to depreciate".
A pre-test--post-test control experimental design consisting of 3 slice thicknesses of 6 mm by 6 mm, 10 mm by 10 mm, and 20 mm by 20 mm commonly used by street processors in Nairobi and Mombasa counties; 2 blanching times at 95[degrees]C (5 mins and 10 mins) based on the capacity of the blancher at disposal at the time of the experiment and 3 purposively selected cassava cultivars MH95/0183, MM96/2480 and Fumba chai were used.
Research with Emergy Assessment has grown since the 1980s', with the work of scholars as Odum (1980, 1988, 1996, 2007), Brown and Ulgiati (2001), strongly substantiating applied studies (Tilley et al, 2003, Cavalett et al., 2004, Blancher, et al, 2006, Pulselli et al, 2008, Lei et al, 2011, Cho, 2013, Coscieme et al, 2014, Mellino et al, 2014, Ghisellini et al, 2014, Watanabe and Ortega, 2014, Nakajima and Ortega, 2016).