[ UK /wˈa‍ɪtən/ ]
[ US /ˈhwaɪtən, ˈwaɪtən/ ]
  1. turn white
    This detergent will whiten your laundry
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How To Use whiten In A Sentence

  • They rallied me with a good deal of gaiety on different subjects, particularly upon the whiteness of my skin and the prominency of my nose. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7
  • Proper melting, whiteness, and browning are still problematic in manufacturing low-fat mozzarella.
  • Creating authentic images depends on coherent focusing, color correction and proper whiteness.
  • Horses clattered through the whiteness, their backs and foreheads sporting melting ice dribbling over their dished faces.
  • Today, professional whitening techniques go to work on the tooth structure itself, using peroxide to oxidize and decolorize gray and yellow tooth pigments.
  • The departure of the zooxanthellae leaves the coral whitened. Times, Sunday Times
  • Copper produces a reddish tinge, which is by no means unpleasant compared with the dazzling whiteness of the nickel deposit. Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887
  • Walking into its corridors, between the towering whiteness, has the effect, so beloved of the Romantics, of making you feel microcosmic.
  • Isaac stood there, snow whitening his black hair.
  • The infantryman carried a substantial ammunition pouch, bayonet, water-bottle, and ‘snapsack’ for a day's rations suspended from broad cross-belts, usually made of buff leather and pipeclayed to inconvenient whiteness.
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