The Collaborative Dictionary
Whiten \Whit"en\, v. i. [imp.
& p. p. Whitened
p. pr. & vb. n. Whitening
.] [OE. whitenen; cf.
Icel. hv[imac]tna.] To grow white; to turn or become white or
whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam;
the trees in spring whiten with blossoms. [1913 Webster]
whitened adj : (of hair) having lost its color;
"the white hairs of old age" [syn: white