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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.]

bleach

(bliːtʃ)
vb
to make or become white or colourless, as by exposure to sunlight, by the action of chemical agents, etc
n
1. (Chemistry) a bleaching agent
2. the degree of whiteness resulting from bleaching
3. the act of bleaching
[Old English blǣcan; related to Old Norse bleikja, Old High German bleih pale]
ˈbleachable adj
ˈbleacher n

bleach

(blitʃ)
v.t.
1. to make whiter or lighter in color; remove the color from, as by exposure to sunlight or a chemical agent.
v.i.
2. to become whiter or lighter in color.
n.
3. a bleaching agent.
4. degree of paleness achieved in bleaching.
5. an act of bleaching.
[before 1050; Middle English blechen, Old English blǣcean]
bleach′a•ble, adj.
bleach`a•bil′i•ty, n.

bleach


Past participle: bleached
Gerund: bleaching

Imperative
bleach
bleach
Present
I bleach
you bleach
he/she/it bleaches
we bleach
you bleach
they bleach
Preterite
I bleached
you bleached
he/she/it bleached
we bleached
you bleached
they bleached
Present Continuous
I am bleaching
you are bleaching
he/she/it is bleaching
we are bleaching
you are bleaching
they are bleaching
Present Perfect
I have bleached
you have bleached
he/she/it has bleached
we have bleached
you have bleached
they have bleached
Past Continuous
I was bleaching
you were bleaching
he/she/it was bleaching
we were bleaching
you were bleaching
they were bleaching
Past Perfect
I had bleached
you had bleached
he/she/it had bleached
we had bleached
you had bleached
they had bleached
Future
I will bleach
you will bleach
he/she/it will bleach
we will bleach
you will bleach
they will bleach
Future Perfect
I will have bleached
you will have bleached
he/she/it will have bleached
we will have bleached
you will have bleached
they will have bleached
Future Continuous
I will be bleaching
you will be bleaching
he/she/it will be bleaching
we will be bleaching
you will be bleaching
they will be bleaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bleaching
you have been bleaching
he/she/it has been bleaching
we have been bleaching
you have been bleaching
they have been bleaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bleaching
you will have been bleaching
he/she/it will have been bleaching
we will have been bleaching
you will have been bleaching
they will have been bleaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bleaching
you had been bleaching
he/she/it had been bleaching
we had been bleaching
you had been bleaching
they had been bleaching
Conditional
I would bleach
you would bleach
he/she/it would bleach
we would bleach
you would bleach
they would bleach
Past Conditional
I would have bleached
you would have bleached
he/she/it would have bleached
we would have bleached
you would have bleached
they would have bleached
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bleach - the whiteness that results from removing the color from somethingbleach - the whiteness that results from removing the color from something; "a complete bleach usually requires several applications"
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
2.bleach - an agent that makes things white or colorlessbleach - 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
3.bleach - the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
whitening, lightening - changing to a lighter color
etiolation - (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight; "the etiolation of celery"
Verb1.bleach - remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
discolor - cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
2.bleach - make whiter or lighter; "bleach the laundry"
peroxide - bleach with peroxide; "She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond"
white, whiten - turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

bleach

verb
1. lighten, wash out, blanch, peroxide, whiten, blench, etiolate These products don't bleach the hair.
2. whiten, fade, pale, lighten, go white, turn pale, grow pale The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.

bleach

verb
To lose normal coloration; turn pale:
Translations
تَبْييضُ القِماشيَبْيَضُّيُبَيِّضُ
bělicí prostředekbělící roztokbělitodbarvitzbělet
blegemiddelblege
valkaisuainevalkaista
להלבין
bjelilo
fehérítőkifehérít
bleikiefni, bleikirbleikja, upplita
漂白剤漂白する
표백제
baliklisišblukintiišblukti
balinātbalinātājsizbalinātizbalot
bleekmiddelbleekwaterblekenJavel
bieliaci roztokbielidlovyblednúť
blekmedelbleka
ฟอก
çamaşır suyuağar makağartıcıağartıcı maddebeyazla mak
thuốc tẩy

bleach

[bliːtʃ]
A. Nlejía f
B. VT [+ clothes] → blanquear; [+ hair] → aclarar, decolorar
C. VIblanquearse

bleach

[ˈbliːtʃ]
neau f de Javel
vt
[+ linen, flour, wood] → blanchir; [+ hair] → décolorer

bleach

n
Bleichmittel nt; (= household bleach)Reinigungsmittel nt
(act) → Bleichen nt; to give something a bleachetw bleichen
vt linen, bones, hair, skinbleichen; (sun) colour, fabricverbleichen lassen, ausbleichen
vi (bones)(ver-)bleichen; (Phot: image) → verblassen

bleach

[bliːtʃ]
1. ndecolorante m
liquid bleach → acqua ossigenata
household bleach → candeggina, varechina
2. vt (material) → candeggiare; (bones) → sbiancare; (hair) → ossigenare

bleach

(bliːtʃ) noun
liquid etc used for whitening clothes etc.
verb
to lose colour; to whiten. The sun has bleached his red shirt; His hair bleached in the sun.

bleach

يُبَيِّضُ bělicí prostředek blegemiddel Bleichmittel ξεθώριασμα blanqueador, lejía valkaisuaine eau de javel bjelilo candeggina 漂白剤 표백제 bleekmiddel blekemiddel wybielacz água sanitária, lixívia отбеливатель blekmedel ฟอก ağartıcı thuốc tẩy 漂白粉

bleach

n. blanqueador, lejía;
vt. blanquear.

bleach

n blanqueador m
References in classic literature ?
When the operation last described has been concluded, the new-made tappa is spread out on the grass to bleach and dry, and soon becomes of a dazzling whiteness.
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.
I must see about getting them bleached. I've had them sewed up in cotton bags ever since Thomas died, and no doubt they're an awful color.
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.
Summary: Increasing Use of TAED in Laundry Detergents to Accelerate the Growth in Bleach Precursor Market