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Noun

Singular
bleach

Plural
es

bleach (es)
  1. (uncountable) A chemical, such as sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide, or a preparation of such a chemical, used for disinfecting or whitening.
  2. (countable) A variety of bleach.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bleach

Third person singular
bleaches

Simple past
bleached

Past participle
bleached

Present participle
bleaching

to bleach (third-person singular simple present bleaches, present participle bleaching, simple past and past participle bleached)
  1. (transitive) To treat with bleach, especially so as to whiten (fabric, paper, etc) or lighten (hair).
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) For corals to lose color due to stress-induced expulsion of symbiotic unicellular algae.
    "Once coral bleaching begins, corals tend to continue to bleach even if the stressor is removed."

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