- (intransitive) To turn blond
- 2009, Jonathan Goldstein, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, page 103:
- "Gamboling, sashaying, waving the parchment — bathed in the ever-blondening halo of our father's sweet deathbed blessing."
- (transitive) To make blond
- 2014, Nancy Freedman, Sappho: The Tenth Muse, page 42:
- Kleis was still in the midst of preparation. For a woman past child- bearing years, there was more foundation work. Before cosmetics could be applied, a compound of egg whites was used to eradicate wrinkles and scytharium wood to blonden her hair.
- 2016, Boze Hadleigh, Marilyn Forever:
- I heard that she got it after overhearing someone at a party refer to her as a chinless wonder. Of course she also had her hair blondened beyond what it was, and that's where I can claim credit.
- inflected form of
- Alternative form of