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Synonyms for whiten
ˈʰwaɪt n, ˈwaɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whiten, white(verb)

    turn white

    "This detergent will whiten your laundry"

    Synonyms:
    white

    Antonyms:
    nigrify, melanize, blacken, black, melanise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whiten(v)

    To whiten is to make white in general, but commonly it means to overspread with white coloring-matter. Bleach and blanch both signify to whiten by depriving of color, the former permanently, as linen; the latter either permanently (as, to blanch celery) or temporarily (as, to blanch the cheek with fear). To whitewash is to whiten superficially, especially by false approval.

    Synonyms:
    blanch, bleach, make white, whitewash

    Antonyms:
    blacken, color, darken, dye, soil, stain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whiten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bleach, blanch, etiolate, make white

  2. whiten(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bleach, etiolate, become or grow white

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whiten(v)

    Synonyms:
    bleach, blanch, pale, etiolate, decolorize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    launder

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How to use whiten in a sentence?

  1. Shuting Hu:

    The most dangerous thing is trying to whiten the skin in a short time, but still, some people keep doing it, i think the reason is, they don't know it results in serious problems to the skin.


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