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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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