adjective see tarnish I

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  • tarnishable — adjective Capable of becoming tarnished. a tarnishable surface Ant: nontarnishable, untarnishable …   Wiktionary

  • tarnishable — tarnish ► VERB 1) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2) make or become less valuable or respected. ► NOUN 1) a film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2) dullness of… …   English terms dictionary

  • tarnishable — See tarnish. * * * …   Universalium

  • tarnishable — adj. that can be tarnished, stainable, that can be sullied; that can become dull or lusterless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tarnishable — tar·nish·able …   English syllables

  • tarnishable — shəbəl adjective : likely to undergo tarnishing * * * tarˈnishable adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑tarnish …   Useful english dictionary

  • tarnish — tarnishable, adj. /tahr nish/, v.t. 1. to dull the luster of (a metallic surface), esp. by oxidation; discolor. 2. to diminish or destroy the purity of; stain; sully: The scandal tarnished his reputation. v.i. 3. to grow dull or discolored; lose… …   Universalium

  • tarnish — I. verb Etymology: Middle English ternysshen, from Middle French terniss , stem of ternir, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tarnan to hide Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to dull or destroy the luster of by or as if by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Royal Society of Chemistry — Formation 1980 (1841)[1] Type Learned society …   Wikipedia

  • untarnishable — adjective Not tarnishable …   Wiktionary

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