bluing

or blue·ing

[ bloo-ing ]
/ ˈblu ɪŋ /

noun Chemistry.

a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes or give them a bluish tinge.

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Origin of bluing

First recorded in 1660–70; blue + -ing1
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