Bleach



to make whiter or lighter in color, as by exposure to sunlight or a chemical agent; remove the color from.
Photography. to convert (the silver image of a negative or print) to a silver halide, either to remove the image or to change its tone.
to become whiter or lighter in color.
a bleaching agent.
degree of paleness achieved in bleaching.
an act of bleaching.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
Bromide Printing and Enlarging John A. Tennant
The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
Little Men Louisa May Alcott
The Ingoldsby Country Charles G. (Charles George) Harper

verb
to make or become white or colourless, as by exposure to sunlight, by the action of chemical agents, etc
noun
a bleaching agent
the degree of whiteness resulting from bleaching
the act of bleaching
v.
n.
bleach
(blēch)
A chemical agent used to whiten or remove color from textiles, paper, food, and other substances and materials. Chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and hydrogen peroxide are bleaches. Bleaches remove color by oxidation or reduction.

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