"bleach" in the noun sense
the whiteness that results from removing the color from something
"a complete bleach usually requires several applications"
2. bleaching agent, bleach, blanching agent, whitener
an agent that makes things white or colorless
the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
"bleach" in the verb sense
1. bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discolorise
remove color from
"The sun bleached the red shirt"
make whiter or lighter
"bleach the laundry"
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