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Definition of whiten verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whiten
he / she / it whitens
past simple whitened
-ing form whitening
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to become white or whiter; to make something white or whiter He gripped the wheel until his knuckles whitened. Her face whitened when she heard the news. whiten something Snow had whitened the tops of the trees.
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