One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Remove the color from.‘ethane decolorizes bromine water’
make pale, turn pale, whiten, make pallid, turn pallid, lighten, grey, wash out, fade, blench, etiolate, bleach, peroxideView synonyms
- ‘Cytologic smears containing granulomas can be decolorized after initial examination and restained with AFB stain for mycobacteria and silver stain for fungal elements.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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