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Language: Old English
Origin: blæcan

bleach

2 verb
     
Related topics: Nature
bleach2 [transitive]
DCDN to make something pale or white, especially by using chemicals or the sun:
She bleached her hair blond.
The wood had been bleached by the sun.

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