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[ dee-kuhl-er ]
/ diˈkʌl ər /

verb (used with object)

to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.


bleach, lighten, blanch, whitewash, frost, dull, etiolate, blench, fade, white, pale, silver, grizzle, decolorize, chalk, achromatize, peroxide

Nearby words

decolletage, decollete, decolonialize, decolonization, decolonize, decolor, decolorant, decolorize, decolour, decommission, decommit
Also especially British, de·col·our.

Origin of decolor

1400–50; late Middle English decolouren < Latin dēcolōrāre, equivalent to dē- de- + colōrāre to color
Related formsde·col·or·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019