Definitions for "Bleaching"
The act or process of whitening, by removing color or stains; esp. the process of whitening fabrics by chemical agents.
During the cooking process, the binding agent lignin is removed from the wood. The lignin residue and other substances remaining after cooking tend to discolour the pulp brown or yellow. Bleaching using, for example, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide and ozone, provides the pulp with the desired brightness and protection against aging.
A chemical treatment used to whiten and purify pulp. Bleached pulp is known for being strong and durable.
Loss of normal color, tending toward white, cream, or tan coloration.[1] Fin. Swe.
Bleaching is the action of further removing coloring matter from oil or fat usually after the neutralizing process.
Removal of greenish chlorophyll tinge from dried sultanas by wetting and exposing them to the sun or artificial heat.
When corals or clams expel their zooxanthellae and appear pale or white.
A process by which corals expel their colorful zooxanthellae and turn white or pale.
A phenomenon in tropical corals, bleaching occurs during periods of environmental stress when corals purge zooxanthallae, usually resulting in coral death.
A process which weakens the meaning of a word, making it less specific, and thus allowing it to be used in more contexts. In terms of the markedness continuum of inverse proportionality, this means that a word becomes less deep (less marked) and more broad (able to carry more meanings.
The loss of fluorescence usually due to photochemical reactions.