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verb bleach pronunciation in British English /bliːtʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybleach
he/she/itbleaches
present participlebleaching
past tensebleached
past participlebleached

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to remove the colour from something with a chemical or through the action of sunlight

    The sun had bleached her hair.

    Raw cloth is bleached and then dyed.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to gradually lose colour, for example because of being in the sun

    The skeletons of dead cattle were bleaching in the sun.

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