whit·​en·​ing ˈ(h)wīt-niŋ How to pronounce whitening (audio)
: the act or process of making or becoming white
: something that is used to make white : whiting

Examples of whitening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our tester has experienced teeth and gum sensitivity with other whitening kit formulas, but not with this one. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 Sensitive Formulas Teeth whitening can sometimes cause sensitivity in the teeth and gums. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 The subtle option will give you a little complexion smoothing, eye whitening, and under-eye lighting, while the smoothing filter will kick all those things up a notch. Emily Price, PCMAG, 16 Mar. 2024 According to Healthline, in-office whitening uses higher concentrations of bleaching agents for quicker results compared to over-the-counter products. USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 The safest and most effective whitening toothpaste and other whitening products will have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 3 Dec. 2023 The gentle whitening strips safely and effectively whiten teeth when used for 30 minutes a day for 11 days. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Here are the best teeth whitening strips that PEOPLE tested. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 What are the differences between in-office whitening and over-the-counter whitening treatments? Sarah Han, Allure, 28 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitening was in 1576

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“Whitening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitening. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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