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Synonyms for blueing

used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge


Related Words

a process that makes something blue (or bluish)

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Kazemeini S., Yang C., Juhlin C., & Formel S., 2010, Enhancing seismic data resolution using the prestack blueing technique: An example from the Ketzin CO2 injection site, Germany.
"The 'blueing' of the palette is beginning to take place in a real way, but will be a slow transition from the golden tea washes of the recent past," said Shaw's Barta.
You don't want to start blueing about who said what.
An unflagging fascination drew me to the pasty blueing of her cheeks and forehead: lifeless horror had overcome her features in her last moments.
Most conventional laundry detergents and many of the color dyes used on camouflage clothing manufactured overseas contain so-called blueing, brightening or whitening agents.
Sulphur or aluminium sulphate (blueing powder) can be used to lower pH and lime to raise it.
If you want blue flowers, they need acid conditions, but if you have alkaline soil you can buy blueing powder from garden centres.
It features high-polish blueing on flat surfaces accented by tasteful English scroll engraving and set against gold borders.
coveting the blueing breads, bones, and maggotted meat.
(24) The term "blue note" generally refers to the flattening or "blueing" of the third and seventh notes of the diatonic scale that characterizes the blues musically by providing, as Bonner writes, "the basis of a construction of a minor sounding melody associated with a darker, heavier, more melancholy sound" (21).
blueing. Purplish or bluish coloring that develops on flowers as a result of senescence or cold damage.
Field also rejected Riordan's argument that the ordinance discriminated between small laundries, which in effect could not operate late at night at all, and larger laundries, which specialized in the "fluting, polishing, blueing, and wringing of clothes."(157) According to Riordan, the ordinance permitted the latter activities at night.(158) Field responded that it was not at all clear to him that the ordinance permitted these activities.(159) Even if it did, however, Field noted that these activities presented a lesser fire hazard.(160)