whiten meaning

EN[ˈ(h)waɪtn̩] [-aɪtən]

    Definition of whiten in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGwhitensPRwhiteningPT, PPwhitenedSUF-en
    1. (ergative) (To cause) to become white or whiter; to bleach or blanch.
      1. Age had whitened his hair.
      2. The trees in spring whiten with blossoms.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The smoke of sulphur [ …] is commonly used by women to whiten tiffanies. — Sir Thomas Browne.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -en
      • Verbs
        • Ergative verbs
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      Meaning of whiten for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "whiten" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb.
      Difficultness: Level 5
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      Definiteness: Level 5
      Definite    ➨     Versatile