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
His fingernails and other parts of his body were discolored.
Vinyl siding, which covers the wood of the two-unit structure, is discolored and buckling.
Preparation Mix mayonnaise and chile in a medium bowl. Gently fold tuna and oil in a medium bowl to coat tuna with oil (this prevents the tuna from discoloring once the vinegar is added).
Though Hayden Meadows is discolored, the flows are still managable and fishing from the bank can still yield good days.
If water is discolored, customers should open up faucets and let cold water run until clear before using it again and also should refrain from doing laundry during that time.
The problem at the elementary school began to surface last October when staff noticed discolored water flowing from faucets during pressure tests for plumbing leaks.
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.
The pictures shown to the jury Wednesday underscored that argument — Marquinez’s arms, legs and face were heavily 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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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