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blanch

verb

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to make white or whiter by removing color
  • a good washing with bleach should blanch these yellowed sheets

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The first known use of blanch was in the 14th century

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“Blanch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blanch. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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