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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An agent used to make something white or whiter.
  • n. The act or process of making white or whiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a substance, such as a bleach, used to make something white or whiter
  • n. the process of making something white or whiter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making or becoming white.
  • n. That which is used to render white; whiting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of making white.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, the operation of cleaning and preparing the flesh side of a hide on a beam, preparatory to waxing.
  • n. Tin-plating. See chemical plating, under plate, transitive verb
  • n. Same as whiting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. changing to a lighter color

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