Discolor Dis*col"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discolored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discoloring}.] [OE. descolouren, OF. descolorer, F. d['e]colorer, fr. L. dis- + cololare, coloratum, to color, color color. See {Color}.] [Written also {discolour}.] 1. To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water. [1913 Webster]

2. To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon. [1913 Webster]

To discolor all your ideas. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • discolour — v. same as {discolor}. [Brit.] Syn: discolor, colour, change color. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discolour — [dis΄kul′ər] vt., vi. Brit. sp. of DISCOLOR * * * …   Universalium

  • discolour — British English spelling of DISCOLOR (Cf. discolor) (q.v.); for ending see OR (Cf. or). Related: Discoloured; discolouring; discolouration …   Etymology dictionary

  • discolour — (Brit.) dis·col·our || dɪs kÊŒlÉ™ v. change the color of, stain; fade (also discolor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discolour — (US discolor) ► VERB ▪ become or cause to become stained, yellowed, or otherwise changed in colour. DERIVATIVES discoloration (also discolouration) noun …   English terms dictionary

  • discolour — [dis΄kul′ər] vt., vi. Brit. sp. of DISCOLOR …   English World dictionary

  • discolour — dis|col|our BrE discolor AmE [dısˈkʌlə US ər] v [I and T] to change colour, or to make something change colour, so that it looks unattractive ▪ Once cut, apples quickly discolour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discolour — [[t]dɪskʌ̱lə(r)[/t]] discolours, discolouring, discoloured V ERG If something discolours or if it is discoloured by something else, its original colour changes, so that it looks unattractive. A tooth which has been hit hard may discolour... [V n] …   English dictionary

  • discolour — /dɪsˈkʌlə / (say dis kuluh) verb (t) 1. to change the colour of; spoil the colour of; stain. –verb (i) 2. to change colour; become faded or stained. Also, discolor. {Middle English discolour(en), from Old French descolorer, from Latin dis dis 1 + …   Australian English dictionary

  • discolour — n. [L. discolor, of different colors] Change of color; more than one color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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