Definition of decolorize in English:

decolorize

(also decolorise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Remove the colour from.

    ‘ethane decolorizes bromine water’
    • ‘Cytologic smears containing granulomas can be decolorized after initial examination and restained with AFB stain for mycobacteria and silver stain for fungal elements.’
    • ‘Today, professional whitening techniques go to work on the tooth structure itself, using peroxide to oxidize and decolorize gray and yellow tooth pigments.’
    • ‘The slide was then washed with tap water, decolorized with 0.5% HCl-alcohol (TB Decolorizer F, BBL Microbiology Systems), and washed again with tap water.’
    • ‘Indirect IS-PCR was carried out for the same patients to detect the HPV DNA types 6/11 and 16/18 after the PAP-stained smears had been decolorized.’
    make pale, turn pale, whiten, make pallid, turn pallid, lighten, grey, wash out, fade, blench, etiolate, decolorize, bleach, peroxide
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Pronunciation:

decolorize

/diːˈkʌlərʌɪz/