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

‘A War for No Wise Purpose’: Afghanistan Defeats the West Again William Dalrymple April 16, 2013
Agyness Deyn in ‘Pusher’: On Stripping, Acting, and How She’s Not Done Modeling Isabel Wilkinson October 23, 2012
Marc Jacobs is on Cloud Nine at New York Fashion Week Erin Cunningham February 13, 2014

Historical Examples

The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The Galaxy Various
The Universal Reciter Various
The Virginian Owen Wister
Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
Narcissus Evelyn Scott

to make or become white or colourless, as by exposure to sunlight, by the action of chemical agents, etc
a bleaching agent
the degree of whiteness resulting from bleaching
the act of bleaching
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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