Bleach - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bliːtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word bleach
Brit.  |bliːtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word bleach

noun

- the whiteness that results from removing the color from something
- an agent that makes things white or colorless (syn: whitener)
- the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)

verb

- remove color from(syn: decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise)
- make whiter or lighter

Examples

bones bleached white by the sun

She bleached her hair blonde.

She bleached her hair blond.

The wood had been bleached by the sun.

a complete bleach usually requires several applications

The sun bleached the red shirt

...the whitening agent in the detergent is chlorine bleach...

...mixing bleach and ammonia can cause noxious fumes that can seriously harm you...

He dropped the bottle and bleach splashed onto the floor.

...the bleach left a small white splotch on my shirt...

Bleach will whiten the linens.

Bleach kills household germs.

a complete bleach requires several applications

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bleach
he/she/it: bleaches
present participle: bleaching
past tense: bleached
past participle: bleached
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