blueing "substance which makes (something) blue," 1660s, from prp. of BLUE (Cf. blue) (v.).

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  • blueing — blue ing n. Same as bluing. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blueing — The tinting of yellowish wool or cotton, with aniline blue or other dye, to neutralise the yellow and give a neutral white appearance …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • blueing — [blo͞o′iŋ] n. alt. sp. of BLUING …   English World dictionary

  • blueing — noun see bluing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blueing — /blooh ing/, n. Chem. bluing. * * * …   Universalium

  • blueing — bluː n. color blue, color of the sky or sea v. paint blue; treat with bluing (substance used to whiten clothes); waste money, spend extravagantly (Slang) adj. having a blue color; sad, depressed (slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blueing — noun variant spelling of bluing …   English new terms dictionary

  • blueing — blue•ing [[t]ˈblu ɪŋ[/t]] n. chem. bluing …   From formal English to slang

  • blueing — /ˈbluɪŋ/ (say bloohing) noun 1. the process of colouring or tingeing something blue. 2. the production of a film of blue oxide on polished steel. 3. treatment of clothes with blue to increase their whiteness. Also, bluing …   Australian English dictionary

  • blueing — The blue color that appears on chrome pipes when subject to intense heat. In some cases, it can be removed; but most often it is permanent …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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