Blemish means to spoil the perfection of something.(verb)
Adding too much salt to a perfectly flavored risotto is an example of to blemish.
The definition of a blemish is a flaw in something otherwise perfect or complete.(noun)
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Origin: ME blemishen < OFr blemiss-, extended stem of blesmir, to injure, prob. via Frank *blesmjan, to cause to turn pale < *blesmi, akin to blaze
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transitive verb blem·ished, blem·ish·ing, blem·ish·es
Origin: Middle English blemisshen
Origin: , from Old French blesmir, blemir, blemiss-, to make pale
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
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