discoloration
noun Date: 1642 1. the act of discoloring ; the state of being discolored 2. a discolored spot or formation ; stain

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  • Discoloration — Dis*col or*a tion, n. [Cf. F. decoloration.] 1. The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance. Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. A discolored spot; a stain. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discoloration — index defacement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discoloration — 1640s, from discolorate (early 15c.), from pp. stem of M.L. discolorare (see DISCOLOR (Cf. discolor)) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discoloration — [dis kul΄ə rā′shən, dis΄kul ər ā′shən] n. 1. a discoloring or being discolored 2. a discolored spot or mark …   English World dictionary

  • discoloration — UK [dɪsˌkʌləˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms discoloration : singular discoloration plural discolorations a) [uncountable] the process of becoming discoloured b) [countable] an area on the surface of something that is discoloured …   English dictionary

  • discoloration — noun a brown discoloration on the skin Syn: stain, mark, streak, spot, blotch, tarnishing; blemish, flaw, defect, bruise, contusion; birthmark, nevus; liver spot, age spot; informal splotch …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • discoloration — blukimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Spalvos ryškumo blankėjimas. atitikmenys: angl. decoloration; decolouration; discoloration; discolouration; fading rus. выцветание …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • discoloration — blukinimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Spalvos ryškumo blankinimas. atitikmenys: angl. decoloration; decolouration; discoloration; discolouration rus. обесцвечивание …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • discoloration — blukinimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. discoloration vok. Entfärbung, f rus. обесцвечивание, n pranc. blanchiment, m; décoloration, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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

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