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The process of transforming a substance, or of being transformed, to a state of whiteness.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From (i) Middle French albification (French albification) the action of whitening.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.