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decolour Line breaks: de|colour
Pronunciation: /diːˈkʌlə/

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(US decolor)

Definition of decolour in English:


[with object]
Remove the colour from.
Example sentences
  • Egg shells are often used to clear or decolour a white wine.
  • The powerful action of the kidneys soon relieves the circulation of bile and decolours the eye.
  • A patent was granted, in the year 1848, to MH Picciotto, for two several methods of purifying and decoloring all varieties of gum-arabic.


Late Middle English: from French décolorer or Latin decolorare, from de- (expressing removal or reversal) + Latin colorare 'to colour'.

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