transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1830 to remove color from <
decolorize vinegar by adsorption of impurities on activated charcoal
decolorization noundecolorizer noun

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  • Decolorize — De*col or*ize, v. t. To deprive of color; to whiten. Turner. {De*col or*i*za tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decolorize — (Amer.) de col·or·ize || raiz v. deprive of color; remove color (also decolorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolorize — blanch, bleach, etiolate, *whiten …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • decolorize — [dē kul′ər īz΄] vt. decolorized, decolorizing to take the color out of, as by bleaching decolorization n …   English World dictionary

  • decolorize — de·col·or·ize or Brit de·col·our·ize also de·col·our·ise ( )dē kəl ə .rīz vt, or·ized or Brit our·ized also our·ised; or·iz·ing or Brit our·iz·ing also our·is·ing to remove color from <decolorize vinegar by adsorption of impurities on… …   Medical dictionary

  • decolorize — decolorization, n. decolorizer, n. /dee kul euh ruyz /, v.t., decolorized, decolorizing. to decolor. Also, esp. Brit., decolorise. [1830 40; DE + COLORIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • decolorize — verb a) To remove the color from. According to Rühm fresh milk remains blue for 12 hours or more, and infected milk decolorizes in less than one hour. b) To lose one’s color …   Wiktionary

  • Decolorize — Обесцвечивать; изменять цвет …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • decolorize — or decolorise (also decolourize) verb remove the colour from. Derivatives decolorization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • decolorize — v. a. See decolor …   New dictionary of synonyms

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