Definitions of whitening

  1. changing to a lighter color Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which is used to render white; whiting. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Pulverised chalk freed from stony matter, used for polishing and whitewashing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. of Whiten Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for whitening

  1. Indigo is in as general use as in England for removing the yellowish tinge and whitening the material. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. And now before me there crouched this wretched creature, bent and feeble, with shrunken cheeks, and hair that was whitening fast, and limbs that trembled and shook together, and misery in his eyes. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen