What does the word bleach mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To whiten; blanch.

Usage examples for bleach

  1. The streets were crowded by men, for the women live an in- door life in an atmosphere that seems to bleach and fatten. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. When lovers meet forgiven after pain, Tears cleanse the heart and mind of fire and mote, And freshen countenance and bleach the stain. – Clear Crystals by Clara M. Beede
  3. He was getting to know well the odd jail- bleach the cotton mill puts on country cheeks, the curious, dulled, yet resentful expression of the eyes, begotten by continuous repetition of excessive hours of trivial, monotonous toil. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke