decolorize

[dee-kuhl-uh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), decolorized, decolorizing.
to decolor.
Also, especially British, decolorise.


Origin:
1830–40; de- + colorize

decolorization, noun
decolorizer, noun
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decolour, decolorize or decolorise (diːˈkʌlə)
 
vb
(tr) to deprive of colour, as by bleaching
 
decolorize, decolorize or decolorise
 
vb
 
decolorise, decolorize or decolorise
 
vb
 
decolor'ation, decolorize or decolorise
 
n
 
decolori'zation, decolorize or decolorise
 
n
 
decolori'sation, decolorize or decolorise
 
n

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Example sentences
Many dyes are difficult to decolorize due to their complex structure and synthetic origin.
Acts as a reducing bleach to decolorize many materials.
Filter the solution and decolorize with activated charcoal if desired.
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