bleaching agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bleaching agent an agent that makes things white or colorless
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Usage

In literature:

CHLORINE, elementary, greenish-yellow gas obtained from common salt; powerful as a disinfectant, and a bleaching agent.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
An Artificial Bleaching Agent.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
It will not stand the action of as powerful bleaching agents, and, consequently, weaker ones must be used.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
What substances studied are used as bleaching agents?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Were it not for the expense, hydrogen peroxide would be the ideal bleaching agent for the animal fibers.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
In this method no acid or chrome is necessary, as the active bleaching agent is the oxygen of the air.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
Especially important is the lyotrope influence of the bleaching agent.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In news:

Cement also makes a great bleaching agent, so don't work mud wearing your best jeans.
The West Main Street, Hyannis company was fined $1,150 after an employee dumped two gallons of sodium hypochlorite, a common laundry bleaching agent, into a catch basin on the morning of May 11, 2008.
A triatomic form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent odor, used as a disinfectant, deodorizer, oxidizer, and bleaching agent.
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