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decolorize

[dē′kəl·ə‚rīz]
(chemical engineering)
To remove the color from, as from a liquid.
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niger could decolorize the effluent at a wide pH values regardless to the laccase activity, therefore, this microorganism is considered of a good potential in the decolorization of dyes in waste water.
The Automated Gram Stainer, a counter-top unit, stains, decolorizes, and counter-stains individual pre-fixed slides, providing consistency for all types of bacterial samples.
In her pursuit of a thematic throughline, helmet Zurek often decolorizes John McNaughton's made-for-TV "Girls in Prison" (1994) to downplay segues from the earlier, black-and-white films (only "Women in Cages" is always presented in color, presumably because pic's jungle setting is too exotic and the print too grainy to be easily assimilated).