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bleach


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bleach  \Bleach\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  white  or  lose  color;  to  whiten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bleach  \Bleach\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bleached};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bleaching}.]  [OE.  blakien  blechen  v.  t.  &  v.  i.,  AS 
  bl[=a]cian,  bl?can,  to  grow  pale;  akin  to  Icel.  bleikja  Sw 
  bleka  Dan.  blege  D.  bleeken  G.  bleichen  AS  bl[=a]c  pale. 
  See  {Bleak},  a.] 
  To  make  white,  or  whiter;  to  remove  the  color,  or  stains, 
  from  to  blanch;  to  whiten. 
 
  The  destruction  of  the  coloring  matters  attached  to  the 
  bodies  to  be  bleached  is  effected  either  by  the  action 
  of  the  air  and  light,  of  chlorine,  or  of  sulphurous 
  acid.  --Ure. 
 
  Immortal  liberty,  whose  look  sublime  Hath  bleached  the 
  tyrant's  cheek  in  every  varying  clime.  --Smollett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bleach 
  n  1:  the  whiteness  that  results  from  removing  the  color  from 
  something  "a  complete  bleach  usually  requires  several 
  applications" 
  2:  an  agent  that  makes  things  white  or  colorless  [syn:  {bleaching 
  agent},  {blanching  agent},  {whitener}] 
  3:  the  act  of  whitening  something  by  bleaching  it  (exposing  it 
  to  sunlight  or  using  a  chemical  bleaching  agent) 
  v  1:  remove  color  from  "The  sun  bleached  the  red  shirt"  [syn:  {bleach 
  out},  {decolor},  {decolorize},  {discolorize}] 
  2:  make  whiter  or  lighter;  "bleach  the  laundry" 




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