• (British) IPA: /diːˈkʌləɹaɪz/, /diːˈkʊləɹaɪz/

decolorize (decolorizes, present participle decolorizing; past and past participle decolorized)

  1. (US, transitive) To remove the color from.
  2. (US, intransitive) To lose one’s color.
    • 1912 November, Edwin Henry Schorer, “Experimental Studies on Milk”, in Ludvig Hektoen and Edwin O. Jordan (editors), The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume II, Number 3, page 331 ↗:
      According to Rühm fresh milk remains blue for 12 hours or more, and infected milk decolorizes in less than one hour.

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