discolor

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verb dis·col·or \(ˌ)dis-ˈkə-lər\

Definition of discolor

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to alter or change the hue or color of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to change color especially for the worse

Examples of discolor in a Sentence

  1. The fabric is guaranteed not to discolor.

  2. The wine stain discolored the rug.

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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

discolor

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Definition of discolor for English Language Learners

  • : to change in color especially in a bad way


DISCOLOR Defined for Kids

discolor

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verb dis·col·or \dis-ˈkə-lər\

Definition of discolor for Students

discolored

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discoloring

  1. :  to change in color especially for the worse



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