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Definition of "bleach" []

  • To remove the color from, as by means of chemical agents or sunlight. (verb-transitive)
  • To make white or colorless. (verb-transitive)
  • To become white or colorless. (verb-intransitive)
  • A chemical agent used for bleaching. (noun)
  • The act of bleaching. (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 "bleach" in a sentence
  • "He was between hay and grass, barely old enough to drive, and he had what they called bleach-blond hair, like one of them rock musicians."
  • "After fatally stabbing a Northwest D.C. man 30 times and leaving his naked body slung over his bed and drenched in bleach, the assailant used the victim's credit card to buy a soda at a nearby CVS and a ticket for a movie at a Silver Spring theater, a District homicide detective testified Friday."
  • "A bleach is a chemical that removes colors or whitens, often via oxidation."