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brightener

[brahyt-n-er] /ˈbraɪt n ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that brightens.
2.
a chemical or other agent used to increase brightness, as one added to toothpaste or detergent to intensify the cleansing or bleaching process.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; brighten + -er1
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Examples for brightener
  • Optical-brightener samplers were installed along with each sandbag sampler.
  • Cost savings will result from the avoided purchase of brightener and reduced disposal costs.

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