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[hwahyt-n-er, wahyt-]
  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.
  3. a person who applies whitener, as in a manufacturing process.
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Origin of whitener

First recorded in 1605–15; whiten + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for whitener


  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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