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decolorize

[dee-kuhl-uh-rahyz] /diˈkʌl əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), decolorized, decolorizing.
1.
to decolor.
Also, especially British, decolorise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; de- + colorize
Related forms
decolorization, noun
decolorizer, noun
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Examples from the web for decolorize
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for decolorize

decolour

/diːˈkʌlə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive of colour, as by bleaching
Derived Forms
decoloration, noun
decolorization, decolorisation, noun
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