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verb dis·col·or \(ˌ)dis-ˈkə-lər\

: to change in color especially in a bad way

Full Definition of DISCOLOR

transitive verb
:  to alter or change the hue or color of
intransitive verb
:  to change color especially for the worse

Examples of DISCOLOR

  1. The fabric is guaranteed not to discolor.
  2. The wine stain discolored the rug.

Origin of DISCOLOR

Middle English discolouren, from Anglo-French desculurer, from Late Latin discolorari, from Latin discolor of another color, from dis- + color color
First Known Use: 14th century
DISCOLOR Defined for Kids


verb dis·col·or \dis-ˈkə-lər\

Definition of DISCOLOR for Kids

:  to change in color especially for the worse


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