• WordNet 3.6
    • n whitening changing to a lighter color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whitening That which is used to render white; whiting.
    • Whitening The act or process of making or becoming white.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whitening The act or process of making white.
    • n whitening In leather manufacturing, the operation of cleaning and preparing the flesh side of a hide on a beam, preparatory to waxing.
    • n whitening Tin-plating. See chemical plating, under plate, transitive verb
    • n whitening Same as whiting.
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  • J. P. Senn
    J. P. Senn
    “Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.”


In literature:

He looked at Farr's blank and whitening face, and as quickly looked away.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
Martha, as he had seen, was cooking in the kitchen, and the other girl was whitening the front veranda.
"Seven Little Australians" by Ethel Sybil Turner
Her face did not whiten.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
His hair has whitened.
"The River's End" by James Oliver Curwood
His grey head was whitening fast.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The 'enemies of God' will perish and their bones will whiten the broad plain.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
In yonder fireplace new ashes whiten, new embers redden.
"The Hidden Children" by Robert W. Chambers
The high road, whitened by the moonshine, stretched far into the distance.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
Black must be whitened here.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Gradually the fog whitened and became luminous ahead.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad

In poetry:

And why annoy that whiten'd head,
Our land's adopted son,
Who wisely drew love's slender thread,
And wedded us in one.
"To Nova Scotia" by Thomas Frederick Young
No mellow moon, no stars arise;
In other lands they shine and roam:
All I discern are darkening skies
And whitening foam.
"Off Mesolongi" by Alfred Austin
An anxious gazer from the shore—
I marked the whitening wave,
And wept above thy fate the more
Because—I could not save.
"The Wanderer From The Fold" by Emily Jane Bronte
The doe was followed by her fawn;
The swan built in the reeds:
A something whitened all the lawn,
And yellowed all the meads.
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
So the brow fear never clouded
Blackens now 'neath anger's pall,
And the lips, to speak disdaining,
Whiten at revenge's call!
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Never again shall that young face
Whiten with grief and dread,
Because I've madly staggered home
And sold for drink his bread.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Three Extracts for Skin Whitening/ Brightening .
Snow whitens this Connecticut porch on September 30th, 2012.
However, consumers don't seem to be interested in professional whitening options.
Every time I use whitening strips, I wonder if I'm doing something wrong.
Switch to a whitening toothpaste.
Tom Healy has rejoined HFI as svp, a new position, and Al Whiten has joined the firm as vp, general manager.
Whiten Won't Face Charges.
The former Yankee outfielder Mark Whiten will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel here in July because prosecutors do not have enough evidence against him.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Dr Bryce Barfuss from Summit Dental Care told Andrew Reed which over the counter teeth whitening products actually work.
These Crest strips whitened well and were easy to use.
Generally, tooth whitening is safe.
But don't use tooth -whitening bleaches more often than recommended.
A whitening toothpaste that works instantly.
Whitens teeth immediately and erases stains over time.
Some toothpastes promise to whiten.

In science:

The fixed point of this procedure is called a whitening-core, it is also referred as core [12, 21], or true cover . A variable is said to be frozen in a set of solutions if it takes only one value (either 0 or 1) in all the solutions in the set.
Exhaustive enumeration unveils clustering and freezing in random 3-SAT
According to the cavity method [24, 25] there is a deep connection between frozen variables and the whiteningcore: if the one-step replica symmetric solution is correct then on large typical instances the set of frozen variables in the cavity-cluster and the non-∗ part of the whitening core are identical .
Exhaustive enumeration unveils clustering and freezing in random 3-SAT
Thus the whitening cores of all solutions belonging to one cavity-cluster are identical.
Exhaustive enumeration unveils clustering and freezing in random 3-SAT
First, whitening cores are sometimes wrongly identified with clusters.
Exhaustive enumeration unveils clustering and freezing in random 3-SAT
WLS involves pre-multiplying both the experimental data and the model matrix by a whitening matrix determined by the noise type of the residuals of an ordinary least squares analysis.
Rotating Resonator-Oscillator Experiments to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics