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whit·en

 (wīt′n, hwīt′n)
tr. & intr.v. whit·ened, whit·en·ing, whit·ens
To make or become white or whiter, especially by bleaching.

whit′en·er n.
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whiten

(ˈwaɪtən)
vb
(Colours) to make or become white or whiter; bleach
ˈwhitening n
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whit•en

(ˈʰwaɪt n, ˈwaɪt n)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become white or whiter.
[1250–1300]
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whiten


Past participle: whitened
Gerund: whitening

Imperative
whiten
whiten
Present
I whiten
you whiten
he/she/it whitens
we whiten
you whiten
they whiten
Preterite
I whitened
you whitened
he/she/it whitened
we whitened
you whitened
they whitened
Present Continuous
I am whitening
you are whitening
he/she/it is whitening
we are whitening
you are whitening
they are whitening
Present Perfect
I have whitened
you have whitened
he/she/it has whitened
we have whitened
you have whitened
they have whitened
Past Continuous
I was whitening
you were whitening
he/she/it was whitening
we were whitening
you were whitening
they were whitening
Past Perfect
I had whitened
you had whitened
he/she/it had whitened
we had whitened
you had whitened
they had whitened
Future
I will whiten
you will whiten
he/she/it will whiten
we will whiten
you will whiten
they will whiten
Future Perfect
I will have whitened
you will have whitened
he/she/it will have whitened
we will have whitened
you will have whitened
they will have whitened
Future Continuous
I will be whitening
you will be whitening
he/she/it will be whitening
we will be whitening
you will be whitening
they will be whitening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whitening
you have been whitening
he/she/it has been whitening
we have been whitening
you have been whitening
they have been whitening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whitening
you will have been whitening
he/she/it will have been whitening
we will have been whitening
you will have been whitening
they will have been whitening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whitening
you had been whitening
he/she/it had been whitening
we had been whitening
you had been whitening
they had been whitening
Conditional
I would whiten
you would whiten
he/she/it would whiten
we would whiten
you would whiten
they would whiten
Past Conditional
I would have whitened
you would have whitened
he/she/it would have whitened
we would have whitened
you would have whitened
they would have whitened
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.whiten - turn whitewhiten - turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
bleach - make whiter or lighter; "bleach the laundry"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
black, blacken, nigrify, melanise, melanize - make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

whiten

verb
1. pale, blanch, go white, turn pale, blench, fade, etiolate His face whitened as he heard the news.
pale colour, darken
2. bleach, lighten toothpastes that whiten the teeth
bleach darken, blacken, stain
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Translations
يُبَيِّض
blege
bleikja, hvítna
vybieliť
blekavitvitna
ağar makbeyazla mak

whiten

[ˈwaɪtn]
A. VTblanquear
B. VIblanquear; [person] → palidecer, ponerse pálido
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whiten

hwaɪtən]
vi [knuckles] → blanchir; [cheeks, face] → pâlir
vt [+ teeth] → blanchir
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whiten

vtweiß machen
viweiß werden
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whiten

[ˈwaɪtn] vt (shoes) → dare il bianchetto a
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white

(wait) adjective
1. of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. The bride wore a white dress.
2. having light-coloured skin, through being of European etc descent. the first white man to explore Africa.
3. abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc. He went white with shock.
4. with milk in it. A white coffee, please.
noun
1. the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. White and black are opposites.
2. a white-skinned person. racial trouble between blacks and whites.
3. (also ˈegg-white) the clear fluid in an egg, surrounding the yolk. This recipe tells you to separate the yolks from the whites.
4. (of an eye) the white part surrounding the pupil and iris. The whites of her eyes are bloodshot.
ˈwhiten verb
to make or become white or whiter. She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
ˈwhiteness noun
ˈwhitening noun
a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
ˈwhitish adjective
fairly white; close to white.
ˌwhite-ˈcollar adjective
(of workers, jobs etc) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant
a useless, unwanted possession.
white horse noun
(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
ˌwhite-ˈhot adjective
(of metals) so hot that they have turned white. a white-hot poker.
white lie
a not very serious lie. I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
ˈwhitewash noun
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
verb
to cover with whitewash.
ˈwhitewashed adjective
white winewine
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