Bleach Bleach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bleaching}.] [OE. blakien, blechen, v. t. & v. i., AS. bl[=a]cian, bl?can, to grow pale; akin to Icel. bleikja, Sw. bleka, Dan. blege, D. bleeken, G. bleichen, AS. bl[=a]c pale. See {Bleak}, a.] To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains, from; to blanch; to whiten. [1913 Webster]

The destruction of the coloring matters attached to the bodies to be bleached is effected either by the action of the air and light, of chlorine, or of sulphurous acid. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

Immortal liberty, whose look sublime Hath bleached the tyrant's cheek in every varying clime. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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