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whiten

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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whitenwhit‧en /ˈwaɪtn/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  CCto become more white, or to make something do this This stuff is supposed to whiten your teeth.
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whitenI looked at Jack and saw him whiten.Already frost was whitening every wrinkle of her sleeve.Makeup began to whiten his lapels like droppings on a statue.Jack's knuckles whitened on his glass.Palomar students periodically hike to the top of the peak to whiten the letter.Outside, a light snow had begun to fall, whitening the streets with downy flakes.It whitened the terrace beyond with a clear, unbroken glare.He wore a white dhoti and his body was whitened with ash.
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Verb table
whiten
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhiten
he, she, itwhitens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhitened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whitened
he, she, ithas whitened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whitened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill whiten
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whitened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whitening
he, she, itis whitening
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you, we, theyare whitening
Past
I, he, she, itwas whitening
you, we, theywere whitening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whitening
he, she, ithas been whitening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whitening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whitening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whitening
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