bleach - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bleach”

See all translations

bleach

noun [U] uk   us   /bliːtʃ/
a strong chemical used for cleaning things or removing colour from things

bleach

verb [T or I] uk   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.
Translations of “bleach”
in Arabic مُبَيِّض…
in Korean 표백제…
in Malaysian peluntur…
in French eau de javel…
in Turkish ağartma, rengini giderme, temizleme…
in Italian candeggiante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂白劑…
in Russian отбеливающее вещество…
in Polish wybielacz…
in Vietnamese chất tẩy trắng…
in Spanish lejía…
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 Indonesian zat pemutih…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂白剂…
(Definition of bleach from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bleach?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bleach” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

airwaves

the radio waves used for broadcasting radio and television programmes, or, more generally, radio or television broadcasting time

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More