Whiten

Definition of Whiten

Whit´en
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Whitened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whitening.]
v. t.1.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.

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