bleached

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bleach \Bleach\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bleaching}.] [OE. blakien, blechen, verb (used with an object) & verb (used without an object), AS. bl[=a]cian, bl?can, to grow pale; akin to Icel. bleikja, Sw. bleka, Dan. blege, D. bleeken, G. bleichen, AS. bl[=a]c pale. See {Bleak}, adjective] To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains, from; to blanch; to whiten.

The destruction of the coloring matters attached to the bodies to be bleached is effected either by the action of the air and light, of chlorine, or of sulphurous acid. --Ure.

Immortal liberty, whose look sublime Hath bleached the tyrant's cheek in every varying clime. --Smollett.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bleached \Bleached\, adjective Whitened; make white.

Let their bleached bones, and blood's unbleaching stain, Long mark the battlefield with hideous awe. --Byron.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

dyed \dyed\ adjective

1. colored or impregnated with dye. [Narrower terms: {dyed-in-the-wool, yarn-dyed}; {hennaed}] {undyed}

Syn: tinted. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having a new color imparted by impregnation with dye; having an artificially produced color; not naturally colored. [Narrower terms: {bleached}]

Syn: colored. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bleached

adjective

1: having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun- bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors" [syn: {bleached}, {faded}, {washed-out}, {washy}]

2: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde" [syn: {bleached}, {colored}, {coloured}, {dyed}]

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