Meaning of decolourize in English:

decolourize

(also decolorize) (British decolourise)

Pronunciation /diːˈkʌlərʌɪz/

verb

[with object]
  • Remove the colour from.

    ‘ethane decolourizes bromine 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.’
    • ‘Cytologic smears containing granulomas can be decolorized after initial examination and restained with AFB stain for mycobacteria and silver stain for fungal elements.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Today, professional whitening techniques go to work on the tooth structure itself, using peroxide to oxidize and decolorize gray and yellow tooth pigments.’
    make pale, turn pale, whiten, make pallid, turn pallid, lighten, grey, wash out, fade, blench, etiolate, decolorize, bleach, peroxide