bleach´er


bleach´er
bleach «bleech», verb, noun.
–v.t.
1. to whiten by exposing to sunlight or by using chemicals: »

We bleached the linen napkins in the wash. Bleached bones lay on the hot sands of the desert.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under whiten. (Cf.whiten)
2. to remove some of the color of; lighten: »

The sun had bleached her hair.

–v.i.
to become white; turn pale; lose color: »

White sheets bleaching on the hedge (Shakespeare).

SYNONYM(S): blanch.
–n.
1. any chemical used in bleaching: »

Laundries often use bleach to whiten shirts.

2. the act or process of bleaching.
3. the whiteness produced by bleaching.
[Old English bl. See related etym. at bleak. (Cf.bleak)]
bleach´a|ble, adjective.
bleach´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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