(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (archaic) Pale; bleak.


1. the whiteness that results from removing the color from something

- a complete bleach usually requires several applications

Definition categories: attribute, white, whiteness

2. an agent that makes things white or colorless

Similar word(s): whitener

Definition categories: substance, agent

3. the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)

Definition categories: act, lightening, whitening


1. remove color from

- The sun bleached the red shirt

Similar word(s): decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise

Definition categories: change, discolor

2. make whiter or lighter

- bleach the laundry

Definition categories: change, white, whiten

Sentences with bleach as a verb:

- Once coral bleaching begins, corals tend to continue to bleach even if the stressor is removed.