bluing definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous coloring representatives used to counteract the yellowing of laundered fabrics.
    • A rinsing broker used to offer a silver tint to gray or graying hair.
    • A substance found in washing to bleach garments; blue
    • any one of several procedures to guard steel against corrosion
    • The work of making blue.
    • some thing, as indigo or other products, regularly offer a bluish tint, especially to white garments whenever being washed.
    • The work of making blue; specifically, the process of giving a blue shade to iron along with other metals by home heating.
    • A blue tint given to iron by boiling in a bath of hyposulphite of soda and acetate of lead.
    • The indigo, dissolvable Prussian blue, or other material, utilized in the laundry to offer a bluish tint to linen. Also spelled blueing.
    • an ailment of pine timber that causes it to assume a blue color. It is as a result of pyrenomycetous fungus, Ceratostomella pilifera.
    • an activity that produces anything blue (or bluish)
    • familiar with whiten washing or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  • verb:
    • provide participle of blue.

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