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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.

bleach

see sodium hypochlorite.
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Fem Fairness Bleaches have gained the trust and confidence of millions of users over two decades.
Sodium hypochlorite type bleaches have both caustic and irritant properties, although obviously concentrated solutions will affect a cat or a dog more than a diluted form.
In fact, even laundry bleaches can't be claimed to be disinfectants in the wash wheel, even though they undoubtedly kill bacteria at certain levels.