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bleach

noun Sodium hypochlorite (NaClO); e.g., Chlorox. A corrosive oxidising disinfectant and bleaching agent.
verb To whiten or remove colour or stains from.

bleach, bleach·ing

(blēch, blēching)
Removal of color from an object using chemicals or light.
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But Professor Terry Hughes of James Cook University, who has been leading the surveys of bleached corals, found in the latest study, published in Nature Climate Change, that the response of the reef was different between the two years.
Different chemical agents were used to bleach discolored teeth such as chlorinated lime, oxalic acid, acetic acid, chlorine compounds and solutions, sodium peroxide, sodium hypochlorite, different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide and sodium perborate.
However, when a coral bleaches, it does not necessarily die.
[USA], Nov 16 ( ANI ): When it comes to treating eczema, there's no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths, according to a recent study.
If the heat does not let up, bleached coral may die.
The challenge is to bleach jeans in an environmentally-friendly way.
1 Protect yourself and your work surfaces - remember bleach strips colour from all fabrics it touches!
At the same time, the unique gameplay of 45[degrees] viewing angle will create an extremely different experience of Bleach to players.”
Dispatch towels with bleach clean and disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces quickly and effectively in just one step.