Definition of discolor
: to alter or change the hue or color of
: to change color especially for the worse
Examples of discolor in a Sentence
The fabric is guaranteed not to discolor.
The wine stain discolored the rug.
Recent Examples of discolor from the Web
While politicians and bureaucrats denied that there was anything dangerous about the city’s discolored, foul-smelling tap water, independent testing proved that people were being exposed to toxic levels of lead.
Over his protruding belly, Boudreau wears a worn bulletproof vest, its Velcro straps frayed and discolored.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of discolor for English Language Learners
: to change in color especially in a bad way
DISCOLOR Defined for Kids
Definition of discolor for Students
: to change in color especially for the worse
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