bleached


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bleach

 (blēch)
v. bleached, bleach·ing, bleach·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove the color from, as by means of chemical agents or sunlight: Over time, the exposure to sunlight bleached the rug in front of the window.
b. To make white or colorless: Dawn bleached the mountains.
2. To whiten by causing the death or expulsion of algal symbionts from (coral).
v.intr.
1. To act as or use a bleach.
2. To become white as a result of the loss of algal symbionts, usually following an environmental stress such as increased water temperature. Used of coral.
n.
1. A chemical agent used for bleaching.
2.
a. The act of bleaching.
b. The degree of bleaching obtained.

[Middle English blechen, from Old English blǣcan; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bleached

(bliːtʃt)
adj
made lighter in colour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bleached - having lost freshness or brilliance of colorbleached - having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.bleached - (used of color) artificially producedbleached - (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

bleached

adjective whitened, faded, lightened, washed-out, etiolated, stone-washed, peroxided, achromatic Her hair was bleached blonde.
Translations
odbarvený
bleget
valkaistu
izbijeljen
漂白した
표백한
blekt
ถูกฟอก
được tẩy

bleached

[bliːtʃt] ADJ [hair] → decolorado, (teñido de) rubio platino; [clothes] → descolorido

bleached

[ˈbliːtʃt] adj [hair] (by peroxide)oxygéné(e), décoloré(e); (by sun)décoloré(e)

bleached

[bliːtʃt] adj (hair) → decolorato/a

bleached

مُبَيِّض odbarvený bleget gebleicht ξεθωριασμένος blanqueado valkaistu blanchi izbijeljen sbiancato 漂白した 표백한 gebleekt bleket wybielony branqueado отбеленный blekt ถูกฟอก ağartılmış được tẩy 漂白过的
References in classic literature ?
And as Tarzan came nearer he saw the bleached skull and bones of a human being about which were remnants of clothing and articles of equipment that, as he examined them, filled the ape-man with curiosity to such an extent that for a time he forgot his own predicament in contemplation of the remarkable story suggested by these mute evidences of a tragedy of a time long past.
Upon the last sheet was a roughly drawn map with numerous reference points marked upon it, all unintelligible to Tarzan, who, after a brief examination of the papers, returned them to their metal case, replaced the top and was about to toss the little cylinder to the ground beside the mute remains of its former possessor when some whim of curiosity unsatisfied prompted him to slip it into the quiver with his arrows, though as he did so it was with the grim thought that possibly centuries hence it might again come to the sight of man beside his own bleached bones.
In the complexion of a third still lingers a tropic tawn, but slightly bleached withal; he doubtless has tarried whole weeks ashore.
The fronds became bleached, and then shrivelled and brittle.
The struggle in the smoke had pictured an exaggeration of itself on the bleached cheeks and in the eyes wild with one desire.
The call of the brook came up through the woods from the valley of birches with all its old allurement; the mellow air was full of the purr of the sea; beyond were fields rimmed by fences bleached silvery gray in the suns of many summers, and long hills scarfed with the shadows of autumnal clouds; with the blowing of the west wind old dreams returned.
And the pattern as I chose myself, and bleached so beautiful, and I marked 'em so as nobody ever saw such marking,--they must cut the cloth to get it out, for it's a particular stitch.
On the ensuing summer, these very individuals visiting these parts in company with others, came suddenly upon the bleached bones and grinning skull of a human skeleton, which, by certain signs they recognized for the remains of Scott.
At the door the wood-hooped pails, sodden and bleached by infinite scrubbings, hung like hats on a stand upon the forked and peeled limb of an oak fixed there for that purpose; all of them ready and dry for the evening milking.
If the heat does not let up, bleached coral may die.
Their tightly coordinated mission is a race against time to document coral bleaching along the 1000km-long top half of the Great Barrier Reef before more of the heavily bleached corals die.