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Noun: bleach  bleech
  1. The whiteness that results from removing the colour from something
    "a complete bleach usually requires several applications"
     
  2. An agent that makes things white or colourless
    - bleaching agent, blanching agent, whitener
     
  3. The act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
Verb: bleach  bleech
  1. Remove colour from
    "The sun bleached the red shirt";
    - bleach out, decolor [US], decolour [Brit, Cdn], decolorize [US], decolourize [Brit, Cdn], decolorise [Brit], decolourise [Brit], discolorize [US], discolourise [Brit, Cdn], discolorise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Make whiter or lighter
    "bleach the laundry"

Derived forms: bleaches, bleached, bleaching

Type of: agent, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], lightening, white, whiten, whiteness, whitening

Part of: bleach liquor, liquid bleach

Encyclopedia: Bleach