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bleach British & World English

Cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become white or much lighter by a chemical process or by exposure to sunlight

bleach English Thesaurus

the blinds had been bleached by the sun

Irish bleach British & World English

Linen which has been bleached in Ireland, reputed to have a particularly bright, white finish; (also) the process by which such linen is bleached, in which the cloth is subjected to a cycle of boiling in lye, followed by grassing.

chlorine bleach British & World English

Any of various types of bleach in which the active component is a chlorine compound (typically sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, or sodium chlorite).