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decolorize

[dee-kuhl-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), de·col·or·ized, de·col·or·iz·ing.
  1. decolor.
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Also especially British, de·col·or·ise.

Origin of decolorize

First recorded in 1830–40; de- + colorize
Related formsde·col·or·i·za·tion, nounde·col·or·iz·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • If the culture is too old the spores will all be free outside the rods, while if too young they will decolorize with the acid.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • The chlorine and oxygen will combine their action to decolorize the textile material.