dis·​col·​or·​ation (ˌ)dis-ˌkə-lə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce discoloration (audio)
: the act of discoloring : the state of being discolored
: a discolored spot or formation : stain

Examples of discoloration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the analysis, the brown spots on my skin – meaning pigmentation and discoloration on and beneath the surface – were 86% better than other facial analyses. Essence, 29 Nov. 2023 Spills will need to be wiped quickly with gentle cleaners to avoid etching or discoloration on the surface. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2023 Serum Is Mind-Blowing Your skin can look brighter, more even-toned, and youthful after just a few uses of this Topicals Serum which is specially formulated to target spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Those targeting dark circles will love that this eye cream is spiked with antioxidant-rich red algae extract, which boosts radiance and eases the look of discoloration. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 21 Nov. 2023 His owner noticed some dirt and discoloration after several weeks of activity but was able to clean it with a wet cloth. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 For those with more mature skin—dealing with fine lines, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation (a.k.a. dark spots) means looking for products that help compliment agin skin and target discoloration and blemishes. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 17 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, my brown spots– meaning pigmentation and discoloration– were 86% better. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 16 Nov. 2023 Other emergency signs that warrant seeking medical attention, as listed by the Mayo Clinic, include persistent chest pain or pressure, new confusion, or skin discoloration. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Discoloration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discoloration. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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