blanchir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French blanchir, equivalent to blanche (white) +‎ -ir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blanchir

  1. to launder, wash
    Blanchir du linge.
    To wash linen.
  2. to make white; to whiten
    La neige a blanchi les toits.
    The snow whitens the roofs.
  3. to grow or become white
    Les cheveux blanchissent avec l’âge.
    Hair whitens with age.
  4. to blanch or bleach
    Elle a blanchi quand elle a entendu les nouvelles.
    She blanched when she heard the news.
  5. (money) to launder

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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