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English noun: bleach

1. bleach (attribute) the whiteness that results from removing the color from something


SamplesA complete bleach usually requires several applications.


Broader (hypernym)white, whiteness

2. bleach (substance) an agent that makes things white or colorless


Synonymsblanching agent, bleaching agent, whitener


Broader (hypernym)agent


Narrower (hyponym)benzoyl peroxide, bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite, chloride of lime, chlorinated lime, chlorine dioxide, chlorine water, Clorox, sodium hypochlorite


Substance meronymbleach liquor, liquid bleach

3. bleach (act) the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)


Broader (hypernym)lightening, whitening


Narrower (hyponym)etiolation


English verb: bleach

1. bleach (change) remove color from


SamplesThe sun bleached the red shirt.


Synonymsbleach out, decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discolor

2. bleach (change) make whiter or lighter


SamplesBleach the laundry.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)white, whiten


Narrower (hyponym)peroxide









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