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Noun: whitening  wI-t(u-)ning
  1. Changing to a lighter colour
    - lightening
Verb: whiten  wI-tun
  1. Turn white
    "This detergent will whiten your laundry";
    - white

Derived forms: whitenings

Type of: change of color [US], change of colour [Brit, Cdn], color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn]

Antonym: blacken

Encyclopedia: Whitening