bluing

noun
blu·​ing | \ ˈblü-iŋ How to pronounce bluing (audio) \
variants: or blueing

Definition of bluing

: a preparation used in laundering to counteract yellowing of white fabrics

Examples of bluing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 455 American features a Turkish walnut stock and bluing as deep as the iris of an Irish maiden. Outdoor Life, "The 10 Best Rimfire Rifles," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bluing

1652, in the meaning defined above

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1 Feb 2020

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“Bluing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluing?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=bluing01. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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