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Pronunciation : Whit"en
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. whitenen; cf. Icel. hvitna.]
Definition : Defn: To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam; the trees in spring whiten with blossoms.

i. [imp. & p. p. Whitened; p. pr. & vb. n. Whitening.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Whit"en
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make white; to bleach; to blanch; to whitewash; as, to whiten a wall; to whiten cloth. The broad stream of the Foyle then whitened by vast flocks of wild swans. Macaulay.

Syn. -- See Blanch.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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