whitener

[ hwahyt-n-er, wahyt- ]

noun
  1. a preparation for making something white, as a bleach, dye, or polish: a bottle of shoe whitener.

  2. a person or thing that whitens.

  1. a person who applies whitener, as in a manufacturing process.

Origin of whitener

1
First recorded in 1605–15; whiten + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for whitener

whitener

/ (ˈwaɪtə) /


noun
  1. a substance that makes something white or whiter

  2. a powdered substitute for milk or cream, used in coffee or tea

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