Definition of Bluing

1. Noun. Used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge.

Exact synonyms: Blue, Blueing
Generic synonyms: Dye, Dyestuff



2. Noun. A process that makes something blue (or bluish).
Exact synonyms: Blueing
Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Blue

Definition of Bluing

1. n. The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel.

Definition of Bluing

1. Verb. (present participle of blue) ¹

2. Noun. A substance used in laundry to whiten clothes; blue ¹

3. Noun. Any of several processes to protect steel against rust ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bluing

1. a fabric coloring [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluing

bluffly
bluffness
bluffnesses
bluffs
bluffy
bluggier
bluggiest
bluggy
bluid
bluidier
bluidiest
bluids
bluidy
bluier
bluiest
bluing (current term)
bluings
bluish
bluish green
bluishly
bluishness
bluishnesses
blume
blumed
blumes
bluming
blumpkins
blunder
blunder out

Literary usage of Bluing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"bluing POLISHED STEEL 37. Steel articles may be blued by heating them in hot sand. They can also be blued by placing them in sheet-iron boxes suspended in a ..."

2. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody. An Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1860)
"bluing Liquid^ for Clothes.-—Much of the bluing used is poor stuff, leaving specks in the clothes. To avoid this : Take soft Prussian blue, pulverized, ..."

3. A Text-book of sanitary and applied chemistry, or, The chemistry of water by Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey (1917)
"bluing bluing is the process resorted to in the laundry to overcome the slight yellow ... The method of using it for bluing, as it is insoluble in water, ..."

4. Chemistry of the Household by Margaret Eliot Dodd, American School of Home Economics (1914)
"bluing There are three kinds of bluing now on the market. ... It is what we often buy as the "ball bluing," and is insoluble in water. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1904)
"plied, the word "American" differentiating them from several kinds of bluing which were made abroad, and imported into this country for sale. ..."

6. Household Engineering: Scientific Management in the Home by Christine Frederick, American School of Home Economics (1919)
"bluing bluing is added to cover up any yellowness of the white clothes. When the clothes appear blue too much bluing has been used. ..."

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