blu·​ing ˈblü-iŋ How to pronounce bluing (audio)
variants or blueing
: a preparation used in laundering to counteract yellowing of white fabrics

Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluing was in 1652

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“Bluing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or blueing
: a mixture used in laundering to prevent yellowing of white fabrics

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