Meaning of bleach

bleach

Pronunciation: (blēch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make whiter or lighter in color, as by exposure to sunlight or a chemical agent; remove the color from.
  2. to convert (the silver image of a negative or print) to a silver halide, either to remove the image or to change its tone.
—v.i.
  1. to become whiter or lighter in color.
—n.
  1. a bleaching agent.
  2. degree of paleness achieved in bleaching.
  3. an act of bleaching.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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