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whitehead torpedo | whitehorse | whitelash | whitely | whiteman's foot | whiten | whitened | whitener | whiteness | whitening | whiteout


Verb (usu participle)


whitenv. i. [OE. whitenen; cf. Icel. hvītna.].
     To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam; the trees in spring whiten with blossoms.  [1913 Webster]
whitenv. t. 
     To make white; to bleach; to blanch; to whitewash; as, to whiten a wall; to whiten cloth.  [1913 Webster]
    "The broad stream of the Foyle then whitened by vast flocks of wild swans."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- See Blanch.


whiten, v.tr. & intr. make or become white.

whitener n. whitening n.



achromatize, besnow, blanch, bleach, bleach out, blench, blush, bowdlerize, chalk, change color, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, color, crimson, darken, decolor, decolorize, delouse, depurate, deterge, dim, discolor, drain, drain of color, dry-clean, dull, dust, dust off, etiolate, expurgate, extenuate, fade, fade out, flush, freshen, frost, fume, gloss over, glow, grizzle, grow pale, lighten, look black, lose color, lustrate, mantle, pale, peroxide, purge, purify, redden, reform, scavenge, silver, spruce, steam-clean, sugarcoat, sweep out, sweeten, tarnish, tidy, tone down, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn white, varnish, veneer, wan, wash out, white, whitewash, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up




VB be white, render white, whiten, bleach, blanch, etiolate, whitewash, silver.

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