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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whiten  \Whit"en\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Whitened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Whitening}.]  [OE.  whitenen;  cf  Icel.  hv[=i]tna.] 
  To  grow  white;  to  turn  or  become  white  or  whiter;  as  the 
  hair  whitens  with  age;  the  sea  whitens  with  foam;  the  trees 
  in  spring  whiten  with  blossoms. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whitening  \Whit"en*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  making  or  becoming  white. 
  2.  That  which  is  used  to  render  white;  whiting.  [R.] 
  {Whitening  stone},  a  sharpening  and  polishing  stone  used  by 
  cutlers;  also  a  finishing  grindstone  of  fine  texture. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  changing  to  a  lighter  color  [syn:  {lightening}] 

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