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Definition of "bluing" [blu•ing]

  • Any of various coloring agents used to counteract the yellowing of laundered fabrics. (noun)
  • A rinsing agent used to give a silver tint to gray or graying hair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bluing" in a sentence
  • "Someone had mentioned in a previous post that the bluing is actually a spray on coating - not sure about that."
  • "WIth a $50 coat of teflon, it may be my next working rifle for high end work (the bluing is thin)."
  • "All Answers from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 weeks 6 days ago bluing is a controlled oxidation of the steel so the surface has a bluish luster and by already being oxidized prevents that other form of oxidation called rust."