English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , whitenen , from whitnen Old Norse ( hvítna “ to whiten ”), from Proto-Germanic ( *hwītnōną “ to whiten, become white ”), from Proto-Indo-European , *kwind- ( *kwint- “ bright ”), equivalent to + white . Cognate with -en Icelandic ( hvítna “ to whiten ”), Swedish , vitna ( hvitna “ to whiten ”), Danish ( hvidne “ to whiten ”). Compare Old English ( hwītian “ to whiten, become white, be white, make white ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
whiten ( third-person singular simple present , whitens present participle , whitening simple past and past participle ) whitened
( transitive ) To make white or whiter; to bleach or blanch.
( intransitive ) To become white or whiter; to bleach or blanch.
His hair had whitened with age.
The trees in spring whiten with blossoms.
Translations [ edit ]
to make white or whiter; to bleach or blanch
to become white or whiter; to bleach or blanch
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( سپیکردن spee kirdin)