overbleach

verb
over·​bleach | \ ˌō-vər-ˈblēch How to pronounce overbleach (audio) \
overbleached; overbleaching

Definition of overbleach

transitive verb

: to bleach (something) excessively She overbleached her hair. Take care not to overbleach your teeth.

Other Words from overbleach

overbleaching noun
… beyond making teeth weak and prone to decay, overbleaching can actually strip away the protective enamel … — Courtney Hutchison et al.

First Known Use of overbleach

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbleach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbleach. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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