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bleach

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Household
bleachbleach1 /bliːtʃ/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  HCDHa chemical used to make things pale or white, or to kill germs
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bleachTime allowed 00:13 Read in studio Ninety people are to lose their jobs at a bleach factory.Clean rocks, plastic plants, etc in a bucket of warm water with a cupful of household bleach.For example, it can not survive in very hot water, in bleach or detergent.Really she was getting off lightly with a few glasses of bleach.Soak the cloth in a mixture of bleach and water to get out the stains.In fact though, Henry argued to himself, punch usually tasted of bleach.I poured bleach down the loo.Do not use bleach on the skin.
Related topics: Nature
bleachbleach2 verb [transitive]  DCDNto make something pale or white, especially by using chemicals or the sun She bleached her hair blonde. The wood had been bleached by the sun.
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bleachNeither do they need to be bleached.Red noses, purple hands, hair bleached a premature white by anxiety and poverty.As for the remedies - try waxing, bleaching and shaving.In the center of the kitchen was a large pine table, bleached by age, with benches on either side.To play the part, Kensit had to bleach her hair and gain 20 pounds.I can't believe she bleached her hair.The bones had been bleached in the desert sun.The photo appears, the boys standing drunkenly at an angle, inert and bleached, the fish in darkness.I'm going to bleach these curtains and see if I can get the stains out.bleached ... hairShe used make-up and bleached her hair and was a very attractive girl.She got contact lenses and bleached her hair blonde.This girl, with her dirty hands and stringy bleached hair, knew all about men.With the hood down my summer sun bleached hair might give the wrong message?
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Verb table
bleach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybleach
he, she, itbleaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybleached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bleached
he, she, ithas bleached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bleached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bleach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bleached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bleaching
he, she, itis bleaching
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you, we, theyare bleaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas bleaching
you, we, theywere bleaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bleaching
he, she, ithas been bleaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bleaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bleaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bleaching
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