Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bleach

3 senses of bleach

Sense 1
bleach -- (the whiteness that results from removing the color from something; "a complete bleach usually requires several applications")
       => white, whiteness -- (the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black))

Sense 2
bleaching agent, bleach, blanching agent, whitener -- (an agent that makes things white or colorless)
       => agent -- (a substance that exerts some force or effect)

Sense 3
bleach -- (the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent))
       => whitening, lightening -- (changing to a lighter color)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bleach

2 senses of bleach

Sense 1
bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discolorise -- (remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt")
       => discolor -- (cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts")

Sense 2
bleach -- (make whiter or lighter; "bleach the laundry")
       => whiten, white -- (turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry")

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