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bleach

bleach

 
pronunciation:
blich
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bleached, bleaches, bleaching
definition: to make white or lighter in color by using a chemical agent or sunlight.
synonyms:
blanch, lighten, whiten
similar words:
dim, etiolate, fade, pale
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become white or paler in color.
synonyms:
blanch, lighten, whiten
antonyms:
darken
similar words:
dim, etiolate, fade, pale
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical substance used as a bleaching agent.
synonyms:
lightener, whitener
similar words:
chlorine, hydrogen, peroxide
definition 2: the act or process of bleaching.
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