bluing bluing  /b ˈlu ɪŋ/


  1. (n) used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
  2. (n) a process that makes something blue (or bluish)



  1. If bluing is used a bluish tinge appears on the white covering.
  2. To brighten, if not lighten, their washday loads, they buy more than $1 billion a year worth of bleaches and bluing agents, starches and softeners, disinfectants and detergents.
  3. As white-haired women usually do, she requested the coiffeur to put a little bluing in the rinse water.


  • RTS for 8/17

    MADE IN BRADFORD: Wright Scroxton’s New Method Manufacturiing produced household gadgets, gun bluing and catalytic cigar and cigarette lighters from the late 1920s into the 1960s and early ’70s.
    on August 17, 2013     Source: The Bradford Era

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