A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bleach)
a. blanquear
That toothpaste can whiten teeth and clean them.Ese dentífrico puede blanquear y limpiar los dientes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to make white)
a. palidecer (person, face)
Victor's knuckles whitened as he gripped the handlebars.Los nudillos de Víctor palidecieron mientras agarraba el manubrio.
b. ponerse pálido (person, face)
The man's face whitened, and I asked him what was wrong.El hombre se puso pálido y le pregunté si algo estaba mal.
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whiten [ˈwaɪtn]
transitive verb
intransitive verb
blanquear; [+person] palidecer; ponerse pálido;
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