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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the process of removing stains or of whitening fabrics, especially by the use of chemical agents
  • v. Present participle of bleach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of whitening, by removing color or stains; esp. the process of whitening fabrics by chemical agents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or process of freeing textile fibers and fabrics, and various other substances (such as materials for paper, ivory, wax, oils), from their natural color, and rendering them white, or nearly so.

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