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Definition 1: the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent) - [noun denoting act]

(bleach is a kind of ...) changing to a lighter color

(... is a kind of bleach ) (botany) the act of causing a plant to develop without chlorophyll by growing it without exposure to sunlight

"the etiolation of celery"

Definition 2: the whiteness that results from removing the color from something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where bleach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a complete bleach usually requires several applications

(bleach is a kind of ...) the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)

Definition 3: an agent that makes things white or colorless - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for bleach in the sense of this definition

(bleach is a kind of ...) a substance that exerts some force or effect

(... is a kind of bleach ) a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions

(... is a kind of bleach ) a commercial bleaching agent

(... is a kind of bleach ) an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent

(... is a kind of bleach ) an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification

(... is a kind of bleach ) any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent

(... is a kind of bleach ) a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect

(... is a kind of bleach ) an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

(... is made of the substance bleach) a solution containing bleaching agents that is used to bleach textiles or paper pulp

(... is made of the substance bleach) a solution containing bleaching agents; used for laundry

Definition 4: make whiter or lighter - [verb of change]

Samples where bleach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bleach the laundry

(bleach is a kind of ...) turn white

"This detergent will whiten your laundry"

(... is a kind of bleach ) bleach with peroxide

"She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond"

Definition 5: remove color from - [verb of change]

Samples where bleach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun bleached the red shirt

Synonyms for bleach in the sense of this definition

(bleach is a kind of ...) cause to lose or change color

"The detergent discolored my shirts"

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