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Another word for whiten

  1. To become white

  2. To make white

      1. A soft compact calcite, CaCO3 , with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
      2. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
      3. A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
      1. A mixture of lime and water, often with whiting, size, or glue added, that is used to whiten walls, fences, or other structures.
      2. Concealment or palliation of flaws or failures.
      3. A defeat in a game in which the loser scores no points.
      1. A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys, electrical contacts, and printed circuits. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 961.78°C; boiling point 2,162°C; specific gravity 10.50 (20°C); valence 1, 2.
      2. This metallic element as a commodity or medium of exchange.
      3. Coins made of this metallic element.
      1. To take the color from; bleach.
      2. To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
      3. To whiten (a metal) by soaking in acid or by coating with tin.
      1. To remove the color from, as by means of chemical agents or sunlight:
      2. To make white or colorless:
      3. To whiten by causing the death or expulsion of algal symbionts from (coral).