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Variant of bluing.
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1. (Dyeing) a blue material, such as indigo, used in laundering to counteract yellowing
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) the formation of a film of blue oxide on a steel surface
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or blue•ing(ˈblu ɪŋ)
a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes or give them a bluish tinge.
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|Noun||1.||blueing - used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge|
|2.||blueing - a process that makes something blue (or bluish)|
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