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brightener

[ brahyt-n-er ]
/ ˈbraɪt n ər /
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noun

a person or thing that brightens.
a chemical or other agent used to increase brightness, as one added to toothpaste or detergent to intensify the cleansing or bleaching process.

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Origin of brightener

First recorded in 1790–1800; brighten + -er1
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