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 Shea butter is great for correcting skin discoloration and evening out skin tone. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Does gardening make your fingers sore and cracked? Try shea butter," 5 Apr. 2021 Year-round, sunscreen is the most effective way to shield skin from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation, as well as premature aging, which is the primary cause of fine lines, deeper wrinkles, blotchiness, discoloration, and textural abnormalities. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "As Lockdowns Loosen, a Friendly Reminder From Your Dermatologist: Wear Sunscreen," 29 Mar. 2021 This might help solve the irritating discoloration problem that some iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE users have been noticing. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "A tsunami of iPhone 13 leaks reveals new features and design changes," 26 Mar. 2021 AHAs are best for dry skin, aging skin, and those who want to target skin tone and discoloration. Bre Richey, chicagotribune.com, "How to exfoliate skin," 19 Mar. 2021 Begin your day with Skin Tint Foundation to moisturize and even skin tone; target dark circles or discoloration with ultra-bendable Skin Care Concealer. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Skincare Products Formulated To Be An Essential Part Of Her Daily Routine," 28 Feb. 2021 Natural discoloration is unavoidable, but there are some ways to make sure that your flatware, jewelry, and dishes don't lose their luster as quickly. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Properly Clean Silver at Home, No Matter How Heavily Tarnished It May Be," 21 Jan. 2021 The discoloration comes as CAW reverses water flows to maintain pressure. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "Central Arkansas utility asks customers to begin conserving water," 19 Feb. 2021 This means there won't be any mold growth or discoloration in the snow globe. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, "How to make a snow globe," 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of discoloration

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Discoloration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discoloration. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of discoloration

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


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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