bleaching


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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.]
Translations

bleaching

[ˈbliːtʃɪŋ]
A. Ndecoloración f
B. CPD bleaching agent Ndecolorante m
bleaching powder Npolvos mpl de blanqueo

bleaching

nBleichen nt; they need a good bleachingsie müssten richtig gebleicht werden

bleaching

[ˈbliːtʃɪŋ] ndecolorazione f; (of hair) → ossigenazione f
References in classic literature ?
Upon the stranger's shears were beheld the shattered, white ribs, and some few splintered planks, of what had once been a whale-boat; but you now saw through this wreck, as plainly as you see through the peeled, half-unhinged, and bleaching skeleton of a horse.
It was a land that Tarzan never had looked upon before, nor was it likely that the foot of another white man ever had touched it unless, possibly, in some long-gone day the adventurer whose skeleton he had found bleaching in the canyon had traversed it.
It happened, while we lay in the bleaching grounds, that one half of the piece extended into a part of the field that came under the management of a legitimist, while the other invaded the dominions of a liberal.
As far as the eye could reach to the eastward, extended a long line of whitened bones; pieces of skeletons surrounded the fountain; a caravan had evidently made its way to that point, marking its progress by its bleaching remains; the weaker had fallen one by one upon the sand; the stronger, having at length reached this spring for which they panted, had there found a horrible death.
Joe brought up with him some pieces of a leathern bottle that had grown hard and horn-like with age, and angrily flung them away among the bleaching bones of the caravan.
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The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of bleaching agents on micro hardness of composite resins.
Though scientists have long warned of coral bleaching events, precipitated by global warming, few knew the phenomenon could be so violent.
An intelligent and environmentally friendly bleaching is required
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SyDNEY (CyHAN)- Australian authorities are stepping up response efforts after highly variable but widespread coral bleaching was detected across the Great Barrier Reef.
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