Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To become white.

Part of speech: verb

To make white or whiter; bleach.

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Usage examples "whiten":

  1. We had it on the grass last year; seemed as if it never'd whiten out. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
  2. They say, " Kansas prairies will blossom as the rose, and whiten her thousands of acres with their favorite staple." - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  3. Wogan could see the snow fall upon her dark hair and whiten it; it fell, too, upon her neck, but that it could not whiten. - "Clementina", A.E.W. Mason.