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"bleach" in British English

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bleachnoun [U]

uk   /bliːtʃ/ us   /bliːtʃ/

bleachverb [T or I]

uk   /bliːtʃ/ us   /bliːtʃ/
to remove the colour from something or make it lighter, with the use of chemicals or by the effect of light from the sun; to become lighter in this way : Gary's had his hair bleached. There was nothing there except for a pile of sun-bleached bones. The bones of oxen were bleaching in the sun beside the trail.
(Definition of bleach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bleachnoun [U]

us   /blitʃ/
a liquid or powder used to clean or make something whiter or lighter in color
bleach
verb [T] us   /blitʃ/
Her hair was bleached by the sun.
(Definition of bleach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bleach”
in Korean 표백제…
in Arabic مُبَيِّض…
in Malaysian peluntur…
in French eau de javel…
in Russian отбеливающее вещество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂白劑…
in Italian candeggiante…
in Turkish ağartma, rengini giderme, temizleme…
in Polish wybielacz…
in Spanish lejía…
in Vietnamese chất tẩy trắng…
in Portuguese alvejante, água sanitária…
in Thai น้ำยาฟอกขาว…
in German das Bleichmittel…
in Catalan lleixiu…
in Japanese 漂白剤, ブリーチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂白剂…
in Indonesian zat pemutih…
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