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 for Bleaching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bleaching \Bleach"ing\, n.
     The act or process of whitening, by removing color or stains;
     esp. the process of whitening fabrics by chemical agents.
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     Bleaching powder, a powder for bleaching, consisting of
        chloride of lime, or some other chemical or chemicals.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bleach \Bleach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bleached; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Bleaching.] [OE. blakien, blechen, v. t. & v. i., AS.
     bl[=a]cian, bl?can, to grow pale; akin to Icel. bleikja, Sw.
     bleka, Dan. blege, D. bleeken, G. bleichen, AS. bl[=a]c pale.
     See Bleak, a.]
     To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains,
     from; to blanch; to whiten.
     [1913 Webster]
           The destruction of the coloring matters attached to the
           bodies to be bleached is effected either by the action
           of the air and light, of chlorine, or of sulphurous
           acid.                                    --Ure.
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           Immortal liberty, whose look sublime
           Hath bleached the tyrant's cheek in every varying
           clime.                                   --Smollett.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "bleaching":
     achromatization, albification, blanching, bleach, decoloration,
     decolorization, decolorizing, discoloration, etiolation, fading,
     frosting, grizzling, lightening, madder bleach, market bleach,
     paling, silvering, whitening, whitewashing

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