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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bleaching  \Bleach"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  process  of  whitening,  by  removing  color  or  stains; 
  esp.  the  process  of  whitening  fabrics  by  chemical  agents. 
  --Ure. 
 
  {Bleaching  powder},  a  powder  for  bleaching,  consisting  of 
  chloride  of  lime,  or  some  other  chemical  or  chemicals. 
 
  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. 




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