Whitening vs Lightening - What's the difference?

whitening | lightening |


As nouns the difference between whitening and lightening

is that whitening is a substance, such as a bleach, used to make something white or whiter while lightening is (medicine) the sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour.

As a verb lightening is

.

whitening

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a substance, such as a bleach, used to make something white or whiter
  • the process of making something white or whiter
  • lightening

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) The sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour
  • (nautical) The removal of cargo (especially crude oil) from a vessel in order to reduce its draft