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decolor

[ dee-kuhl-er ]
/ diˈkʌl ər /

verb (used with object)

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

RELATED WORDS

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
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