Bleaching



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

The Summer of the Entenmann’s Man Gael Greene July 8, 2010
The Anti-Oprah Kevin Sessums July 11, 2009
Disney Parks’ Craziest Corporate Rules: Beards OK, Tattoos Still Out January 24, 2012
Protest Fashions from Paris Eric Pape May 2, 2009

Historical Examples

Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
Textiles William H. Dooley
The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
Textiles William H. Dooley
Public School Domestic Science Mrs. J. Hoodless
Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson

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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