bleach - definition and synonyms


Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

present tense
present participlebleaching
past tensebleached
past participlebleached
  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.