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 for Whitening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whitening \Whit"en*ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of making or becoming white.
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     2. That which is used to render white; whiting. [R.]
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     Whitening stone, a sharpening and polishing stone used by
        cutlers; also, a finishing grindstone of fine texture.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whiten \Whit"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whitened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Whitening.] [OE. whitenen; cf. Icel. hv[imac]tna.]
     To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the
     hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam; the trees
     in spring whiten with blossoms.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: changing to a lighter color [syn: whitening,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "whitening":
     achromatization, albification, blanching, bleach, bleaching,
     calcimine, decoloration, decolorization, decolorizing,
     discoloration, etiolation, fading, frosting, grizzling, lightening,
     madder bleach, market bleach, paling, pipe clay, silvering,
     whitewash, whitewashing, whiting

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