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tr. & intr.v. whit·ened, whit·en·ing, whit·ens
To make or become white or whiter, especially by bleaching.
1. (Colours) a substance that makes something white or whiter
2. (Cookery) a powdered substitute for milk or cream, used in coffee or tea
whit•en•er(ˈʰwaɪt n ər, ˈwaɪt-)
1. a preparation, as a bleach, for making something white.
2. a person or thing that whitens.
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|Noun||1.||whitener - an agent that makes things white or colorless|
benzoyl peroxide - a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
bleaching powder, chloride of lime, chlorinated lime - a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
bleach liquor - a solution containing bleaching agents that is used to bleach textiles or paper pulp
calcium hypochlorite - any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent
chlorine dioxide - an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification
chlorine water - an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent
Clorox - a commercial bleaching agent
liquid bleach - a solution containing bleaching agents; used for laundry
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant