• WordNet 3.6
    • v decolor remove color from "The sun bleached the red shirt"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Decolor To deprive of color; to bleach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • decolor To deprive of color; bleach.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. d├ęcolorer, L. decolorare,. Cf. Discolor


In literature:

Magenta is completely decolorized by potassa, but a prolonged washing in water reproduces the original shade.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
These gases perform the role of oxidizing or decolorizing agents.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883" by Various
B. is added, then the material, to be bleached is first wet and then immersed in this bath until completely decolorized.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
Objects are seen in a strangely tinted light, which is more than suspected to be delusive, yet cannot be decolorized.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 1" by Various
Antonyms: decolor, bleach, decolorize.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Manganese is used largely as a "decolorizing" agent in counteracting the blue-green of iron.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
How does pyrolusite effect the decolorizing of glass containing iron?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Fuller's earth is essentially a variety of clay having a high absorptive power which makes it useful for decolorizing and purifying purposes.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Make a ten per cent infusion of the suspected coffee; filter it, and decolorize the solution by boiling it with a piece of animal charcoal.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Too great a temperature completely decolorizes colored quartz.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade

In news:

At DeColores, bringing new hues to Pilsen food.
Today he works 15-hour days as the head chef of DeColores, the restaurant he owns in Pilsen.