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Until the '90s, major labels were looking for a certain look. This Sony guy told me I was 'too black, too fat, too short, and too old.' Told me to go and bleach my skin. Told me to step in the background and just stay back. I had the voice, but I didn't have the looks.
Sharon Jones

Meaning of "bleach" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BLEACH

Old English blǣcan; related to Old Norse bleikja, Old High German bleih pale.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BLEACH

bleach  [bliːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLEACH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bleach is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bleach in English.

WHAT DOES BLEACH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bleach

Bleach refers to a number of chemicals which remove colour, whiten or disinfect, often by oxidation. The bleaching process has been known for millennia, but the chemicals currently used for bleaching resulted from the work of several 18th century scientists. Chlorine is the basis for the most commonly used bleaches, for example, the solution of sodium hypochlorite, which is so ubiquitous that most simply call it "bleach", and calcium hypochlorite, the major compound in "bleaching powder". Oxidizing bleaching agents that do not contain chlorine most often are based on peroxides, such as hydrogen peroxide, sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate. While most bleaches are oxidizing agents, some are reducing agents such as sodium dithionite and sodium borohydride. Bleach are used as household chemicals to whiten clothes and remove stains and as disinfectants, primarily in the bathroom and kitchen. Many bleaches have strong bactericidal properties, and are used for disinfecting and sterilizing and thus are used in swimming pool sanitation to control bacteria, viruses and algae and in any institution where sterile conditions are needed.

Definition of bleach in the English dictionary

The first definition of bleach in the dictionary is to make or become white or colourless, as by exposure to sunlight, by the action of chemical agents, etc. Other definition of bleach is a bleaching agent. Bleach is also the degree of whiteness resulting from bleaching.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BLEACH

PRESENT

Present
I bleach
you bleach
he/she/it bleaches
we bleach
you bleach
they bleach
Present continuous
I am bleaching
you are bleaching
he/she/it is bleaching
we are bleaching
you are bleaching
they are bleaching
Present perfect
I have bleached
you have bleached
he/she/it has bleached
we have bleached
you have bleached
they have bleached
Present perfect continuous
I have been bleaching
you have been bleaching
he/she/it has been bleaching
we have been bleaching
you have been bleaching
they have been bleaching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bleached
you bleached
he/she/it bleached
we bleached
you bleached
they bleached
Past continuous
I was bleaching
you were bleaching
he/she/it was bleaching
we were bleaching
you were bleaching
they were bleaching
Past perfect
I had bleached
you had bleached
he/she/it had bleached
we had bleached
you had bleached
they had bleached
Past perfect continuous
I had been bleaching
you had been bleaching
he/she/it had been bleaching
we had been bleaching
you had been bleaching
they had been bleaching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bleach
you will bleach
he/she/it will bleach
we will bleach
you will bleach
they will bleach
Future continuous
I will be bleaching
you will be bleaching
he/she/it will be bleaching
we will be bleaching
you will be bleaching
they will be bleaching
Future perfect
I will have bleached
you will have bleached
he/she/it will have bleached
we will have bleached
you will have bleached
they will have bleached
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bleaching
you will have been bleaching
he/she/it will have been bleaching
we will have been bleaching
you will have been bleaching
they will have been bleaching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bleach
you would bleach
he/she/it would bleach
we would bleach
you would bleach
they would bleach
Conditional continuous
I would be bleaching
you would be bleaching
he/she/it would be bleaching
we would be bleaching
you would be bleaching
they would be bleaching
Conditional perfect
I would have bleach
you would have bleach
he/she/it would have bleach
we would have bleach
you would have bleach
they would have bleach
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bleaching
you would have been bleaching
he/she/it would have been bleaching
we would have been bleaching
you would have been bleaching
they would have been bleaching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bleach
we let´s bleach
you bleach
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bleach
Past participle
bleached
Present Participle
bleaching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BLEACH


beach
biːtʃ
beech
biːtʃ
breach
briːtʃ
each
iːtʃ
fleech
fliːtʃ
horseleech
ˈhɔːsˌliːtʃ
leach
liːtʃ
leech
liːtʃ
leechcraft
liːtʃ
outreach
ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ
overbleach
ˌəʊvəˈbliːtʃ
overreach
ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ
peach
piːtʃ
pleach
pliːtʃ
preach
priːtʃ
reach
riːtʃ
screech
skriːtʃ
sleech
sliːtʃ
speech
spiːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLEACH

bldg
bleachable
bleached
bleacher
bleacherite
bleachers
bleachery
bleaching powder
bleak
bleakish
bleakly
bleakness
blear
blear-eyed
bleared
blearier
bleariest
blearily
bleariness
bleary

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLEACH

Bondi Beach
cailleach
Daytona Beach
Eurobeach
forereach
global reach
impeach
Long Beach
Miami Beach
outpreach
Palm Beach
pebble beach
praiseach
raised beach
reteach
seabeach
shingle beach
Taoiseach
unpreach
Virginia Beach

Synonyms and antonyms of bleach in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BLEACH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bleach» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bleach

Translation of «bleach» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLEACH

Find out the translation of bleach to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bleach from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bleach» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

漂白粉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lejía
570 millions of speakers

English

bleach
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्लीच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُبَيِّضُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отбеливатель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

água sanitária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্লিচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

eau de javel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peluntur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bleichmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

漂白剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

표백제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemutih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuốc tẩy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ப்ளீச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्लीच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çamaşır suyu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

candeggina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wybielacz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відбілювач
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înălbitor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεθώριασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bleikmiddel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blekmedel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blekemiddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bleach

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLEACH»

The term «bleach» is very widely used and occupies the 10.886 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLEACH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bleach» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bleach» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bleach

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4 QUOTES WITH «BLEACH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bleach.
1
Sam Ewing
On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.
2
Sharon Jones
Until the '90s, major labels were looking for a certain look. This Sony guy told me I was 'too black, too fat, too short, and too old.' Told me to go and bleach my skin. Told me to step in the background and just stay back. I had the voice, but I didn't have the looks.
3
NeNe Leakes
I've heard that I've gotten a lighter complexion, as if I've bleached my skin. I think that is so stupid and ludicrous. For those who want to bleach their skin, that's fine. I just didn't bleach mine. I'm a black woman. I don't want to be anything but a black woman.
4
Florence Welch
I'm down to bleach my eyebrows again. I tell you what, though - that didn't go down well with my boyfriend. Girls love it. Guys, not so into it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLEACH»

Discover the use of bleach in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bleach and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bleach
Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! When a mysterious group of warriors calling themselves the Vandenreich attacks, Ichigo heads to Hueco Mundo to help his friend Nel.
Tite Kubo, 2013
2
Bleach SOULs. Official Character Book
This profile books contains extensive information on the characters and story lines from Bleach vols. 1-22. It also includes exclusive stickers, a poster, bonus manga, the original Bleach one shot, and an interview with Tite Kubo!
Tite Kubo, 2008
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Bleach MASKED: Official Character
This profile book contains extensive information on the characters and story from Bleach volumes 21-37. It includes exclusive color art, a poster, bonus materials and an interview with Tite Kubo.
Tite Kubo, 2012
4
The Bleach Breakdown: The Unofficial Guide
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was just born with the gift.
Issei Handa, Daniel Komen, 2007
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The Art of Bleach
See the world of Bleach in a blast of color! This art book contains Tite Kubo's vibrant illustrations, including art from Volumes 1-19 of the series, as well as an annotated art guide and some extra character information!
Tite Kubo, 2008
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Bleach, Vol. 49: The Lost Agent
Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! After a long battle, Ichigo loses his Soul Reaper powers... Ichigo now leads a quiet and peaceful life until he is approached by a mysterious man.
Tite Kubo, 2012
7
Raising Boys' Achievement in Schools
Based on case studies and observations in the school setting, the contributors to this study examine ways in which boys can be guided towards better achievement academically.
Kevan Bleach, 1998
8
Proceedings--Workshop on Needle Exchange and Bleach ...
Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 1994
9
Weapons of Mass Destruction
that bleach could be used as a lung irritant. This would involve the mixing of bleach with other chemical compounds, perhaps in some sort of chemical weapon that generates toxic by-products. Incidents involving bleach and the production of ...
10
Preventing HIV Transmission: The Role of Sterile Needles and ...
This volume addresses the interface of the two national epidemics of HIV/AIDS and intravenous drug use.
Jacques Normand, David Vlahov, Lincoln E. Moses, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLEACH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bleach is used in the context of the following news items.
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2000 gallons of bleach spills in El Cajon
Around 5:30 a.m., workers at Abcana Industries discovered that a 4,000- gallon storage tank filled with bleach had been drained to half its ... «fox5sandiego.com, Jul 15»
2
Manga Mondays: 'Bleach' Ch. 633 review and Ch. 634 predictions
Chapter 633 of "Bleach" concludes the flashback of Bazz-B's past with a final cut ... In this week's chapter of "Bleach," Tite Kubo shows us how a ... «The University of Hawaii Kaleo, Jul 15»
3
'Bleach 634', 'One Piece 793' Spoilers: More Bazz B, Jugo flashback …
Weekly Shonen Jump's next issue will surely be filled with exciting chapters from "Bleach" and "One Piece" as the two Manga series both ... «Venture Capital Post, Jul 15»
4
Bleach Series 15 Part 2 UK Anime DVD Review
Set up in English and 2.0 Japanese in stereo and mono formats, the audio for Bleach is fine, though for some reason I felt some episodes ... «The Fandom Post, Jul 15»
5
Why The Rich Bleach Their Skin
Affluent Nigerian men and women who bleach their skin are growing in their numbers. You see them in their posh cars, in super-markets or ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
6
Police hunt woman who 'sprayed bleach in shop worker's face at …
Police are hunting for a woman who sprayed bleach in the face of a shop ... a bottle of bleach at about 4pm, which she threw in the victim's face. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
7
'Bleach' chapter 633 spoilers: More to be revealed on Haschwalth …
According to KPopStarz, with the revelation, "Bleach" figures to delve more deeply into the interesting dynamic that exists between Haschwalth ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
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Does Soaked In Bleach Solve Kurt Cobain's Murder Once And For …
Soaked in Bleach is a story about a private investigator, but it is also a story about a seductress, a drug-abuser, a ditz, and a lesbian. In the re-enactment, witness ... «VH1.com, Jul 15»
9
Police appeal to find 'bleach attacker' in Kilburn
Detectives have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to after a worker had bleach sprayed in their face in a shop in Kilburn. «Brent and Kilburn Times, Jul 15»
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'Bleach' Chapter 633 Spoilers: new mini arc starts; installment …
The Weekly Shonen Jump will be released on July 2 and fans are already eagerly awaiting Episode 633 of the popular manga Bleach. «Vine Report, Jul 15»

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