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bleach

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

bleach

verb [T or I] uk   /bliːtʃ/ us  
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 Korean 표백제…
in Arabic مُبَيِّض…
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 Spanish lejía…
in Portuguese alvejante, água sanitária…
in German das Bleichmittel…
in Catalan lleixiu…
in Japanese 漂白剤, ブリーチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂白剂…
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