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bleach

bleach

pronunciation:
blich
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bleached, bleaches, bleaching
definition 1: to make white or lighter in color by using a chemical or sunlight.
He bleaches his socks to get the stains out of them.
synonyms:
lighten, whiten
similar words:
dim, fade, pale
definition 2: to become white or lighter in color.
The maps bleached in the sunlight.
synonyms:
lighten, whiten
antonyms:
darken
similar words:
dim, fade, pale
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a substance used to make something white or lighter in color.
Some people add bleach to their wash water to keep their white sheets looking fresh.
synonyms:
lightener, whitener
similar words:
chlorine, hydrogen
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