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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge;
[syn: bluing, blueing, blue]

2. a process that makes something blue (or bluish);
[syn: bluing, blueing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blue \Blue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blued; p. pr. & vb. n. Bluing.] To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bluing \Blu"ing\, n. 1. The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] 2. Something, as indigo or other preparations, used to give a bluish tint, especially to white clothing when being washed. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bluing n 1: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge [syn: bluing, blueing, blue] 2: a process that makes something blue (or bluish) [syn: bluing, blueing]