- a preparation for making something white; whiting.
- the act or process of making or turning white.
Origin of whitening
- to make or become white.
Origin of whiten
Synonyms for whiten
Antonyms for whiten
Related Words for whiteningbleach, blanch, whitewash, lighten, frost, dull, etiolate, blench, fade, white, pale, silver, grizzle, decolorize, chalk, decolor
Examples from the Web for whitening
Contemporary Examples of whitening
A comprehensive skin-care routine, whitening eye drops, lip balm, concealer, and a bronzing gel.Makeup for Men Is on the Rise—and No Longer a Taboo
May 14, 2013
Do you turn on the TV and see ads for whitening toothpaste and fluffy toilet paper, and think, everything here is so trivial here?Life After Captivity: Shoshana Johnson Marches On
December 21, 2011
Historical Examples of whitening
There was nothing in his whitening face to help me to a decision.In the Valley
His eyes were large and heavy; his long beard was whitening.
There was a somber light in his eyes, and his lips were whitening.
Mercy stood in the middle of the floor with a tearless and whitening face.
Only her face was ashy pale, and her whitening lips quivered.
- to make or become white or whiter; bleach