What does bleaching agent mean?

bleaching agent meaning in General Dictionary

an agent which makes things white or colorless

Sentence Examples with the word bleaching agent

Among the substances of which he investigated the composition were ammonia, sulphuretted hydrogen and prussic acid, and his experiments on chlorine, which he regarded, not as an element, but as oxygenated muriatic (oxymuriatic) acid, led him to propose it as a bleaching agent in 1785.

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