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whiten

whit·en

whiten

 
 
pronunciation:
waI tn [or] hwaI tn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: whitened, whitening, whitens
definition: to make or become white.
He whitened his shirt with bleach.
antonyms:
blacken
similar words:
bleach
derivation: whitener (n.)
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