HyperDic: whiten

English > 1 sense of the word whiten:
VERBchangewhiten, whiteturn white
whiten > pronunciation
Soundshhway'tahn; way'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > whiten: 1 sense > verb 1, change
MeaningTurn white.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This detergent will whiten your laundry"
Synonymwhite
Narrowerbleachmake whiter or lighter
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Oppositeblacken, melanize, melanise, blackmake or become black
Spanishblanquear, emblanquecer, enjalbegar, jalbegar
Catalanblanquejar, emblancar, emblanquinar, emblanquir
Nounswhiteneran agent that makes things white or colorless
whiteningchanging to a lighter color / color

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