HyperDic: bleach

English > 5 senses of the word bleach:
VERBchangebleach, bleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discoloriseremove color from
changebleachmake whiter or lighter
NOUNattributebleachthe whiteness that results from removing the color from something
substancebleach, bleaching agent, blanching agent, whiteneran agent that makes things white or colorless
actbleachthe act of whitening something by bleaching / bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
bleach > pronunciation
Soundsbliy'ch
Rhymesbeach ... teach / Teach: 19 rhymes with iych...
English > bleach: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe whiteness that results from removing the color from something.
Example"a complete bleach usually requires several applications"
Broaderwhite, whitenessThe quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
Verbsbleachremove color from
English > bleach: 5 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAn agent that makes things white or colorless.
Synonymsbleaching agent, blanching agent, whitener
NarrowerCloroxA commercial bleaching agent
benzoyl peroxideA white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
bleaching powder, chlorinated lime, chloride of limeA white powder comprised of calcium ... / calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
calcium hypochloriteAny hypochlorite of calcium
chlorine dioxideAn explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification
chlorine waterAn aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent
sodium hypochloriteAn unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
BroaderagentA substance that exerts some force or effect
Substance ofbleach liquorA solution containing bleaching agents that is used to bleach textiles or paper pulp
liquid bleachA solution containing bleaching agents
Spanishagente blanqueador, blanqueador, lejía
Catalanlleixiu
Verbsbleachmake whiter or lighter
English > bleach: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of whitening something by bleaching / bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent).
Narroweretiolation(botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight
Broaderwhitening, lighteningchanging to a lighter color / color
Verbsbleachmake whiter or lighter
English > bleach: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove color from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The sun bleached the red shirt"
Synonymsbleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discolorise
BroaderdiscolorCause to lose or change color
Spanishdecolorar, descolorar, descolorir
Catalandescolorar, descolorir
Nounsbleachthe whiteness that results from removing the color from something
bleachera worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)
English > bleach: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake whiter or lighter.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"bleach the laundry"
Narrowerperoxidebleach with peroxide
Broaderwhiten, whiteTurn white
Spanishblanquear, enlejiar
Catalanlleixivar
Nounsbleachthe act of whitening something by bleaching / bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
bleachan agent that makes things white or colorless
bleachera worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)

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