Science / Chemistry / Bleach: A dilute solution of sodium hypochlorite or calcium hypochlorite which kills bacteria and destroys colored organic materials by oxidizing them.

Other Words for Bleach

Bleach Noun Synonyms: whitener, chlorine
Bleach Verb Synonyms: whiten, lighten, fade, blanch, blench, etiolate


Entertainment / Photography / Bleach-Out: Method of producing line drawings from photographic images. The photographic is processed in the normal way, its outlines sketched, and the black metallic silver image is then bleached away to leave a MORE

Semantic Bleaching

Entertainment / Literature / Semantic Bleaching: The process by which a word loses all its original meaning--a phenomenon quite common in toponyms and personal names. For instance, few English speakers think of 'Red People' when they hear the topony MORE


Health / Dentistry / Bleaching: The technique of applying a chemical agent, usually hydrogen peroxide, to the teeth to whiten them. MORE

Silver Dye Bleach Material

Entertainment / Photography / Silver Dye Bleach Material: Integral tripack printing material. MORE

Copper Sulfate

Entertainment / Photography / Copper Sulfate: Chemical contained in certain bleaches, toners, intensifiers, and reducers. MORE

Nitric Acid

Science / Chemistry / Nitric Acid: A corrosive liquid with a sharp odor that acts as a strong acid when dissolved in water. Nitric acid is used to synthesize ammonium nitrate for fertilizers, and is also used in the manufacture of expl MORE