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defect

noun

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something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • the statue has a slight defect on the base, so it's being sold at a discount

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defect

verb

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The first known use of defect was in the 15th century

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“Defect.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defect. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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