discoloration

noun
dis·​col·​or·​ation | \ (ˌ)dis-ˌkə-lə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce discoloration (audio) \

Definition of discoloration

1 : the act of discoloring : the state of being discolored
2 : a discolored spot or formation : stain

Examples of discoloration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web La Prairie Lumidose — a molecule blocking the enzyme that creates melanin (the culprit of discoloration) — in White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire targets uneven skin tone and helps lift and firm the eye area. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "5 Skincare Must-Haves From Brands Used by Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie," 18 Jan. 2020 HydroPeptide Antioxidants and vitamin C in Firma-Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster combat skin-damaging free radicals while reducing skin discoloration. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "5 Skincare Must-Haves From Brands Used by Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie," 18 Jan. 2020 Inspect heat exchangers or burners for cracks, abnormal discoloration or deterioration. Ron Wynn, Dallas News, "Inspect your HVAC system to avoid expensive failures," 12 Jan. 2020 Red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon, but massive blooms of the algae can lead to respiratory irritation for humans, water discoloration and marine life deaths because of the lack of oxygen in the water. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon, but massive blooms of the algae can lead to respiratory irritation for humans, water discoloration and marine life deaths because of the lack of oxygen in the water. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 Pears are prone to browning once cut, but water mixed with some lemon juice can help stave off discoloration. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Pears are the unheralded stars of the fall fruit bounty. Here’s how to choose and use them.," 26 Oct. 2019 At the age of 5, Sukhada was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin condition involving discoloration of the skin, which enhanced her awareness of colors and patterns from an early age. Jean Chen Smith, Cincinnati.com, "2019 holiday gift guide: The swanky edition," 18 Dec. 2019 At first the man reported flu-like symptoms and later developed severe sepsis and purpura fulminans, an acute disorder that causes blood spots, bruising and discoloration of the skin as well as necrosis. Jack Guy, CNN, "Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of discoloration

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of discoloration was in 1545

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19 Feb 2020

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“Discoloration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discoloration. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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discoloration

noun
How to pronounce discoloration (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of discoloration

: the act of changing color in a bad way
: a discolored spot or area

discoloration

noun
dis·​col·​or·​a·​tion | \ dis-ˌkə-lə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce discoloration (audio) \

Kids Definition of discoloration

1 : change of color
2 : a spot that is changed in color

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