Definition of bleach noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bliːtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//bliːtʃ//
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[uncountable, countable] a chemical that is used to make something become white or pale and as a disinfectant (= to prevent infection from spreading) I poured bleach down the loo. Word OriginOld English blǣcan (verb), blǣce (noun), from blǣc ‘pale’, of Germanic origin; related to bleak.
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