a chemical (typically a solution of sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide) used to make materials whiter or for sterilizing drains, sinks, etc.:how can I get all those stains out of my wash without bleach?
1cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become white or much lighter by a chemical process or by exposure to sunlight:a new formula to bleach and brighten clothing (as adjective bleached)permed and bleached hair
deprive of vitality or substance:his contributions to the album are bleached of personality
2clean or sterilize (a drain, sink, etc.) with bleach.