maculate[mak′yo̵̅o̅ lāt′; for adj., -lit]
maculate definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb maculated, maculating
Archaic to spot; stain; blemish; defile
Origin: Middle English maculaten ; from Classical Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare, to spot, speckle ; from macula, a spot, stain
- spotted; blotched
- defiled; impure
maculate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing, mac·u·lates
To spot, blemish, or pollute.adjective
- Spotted or blotched.
- Stained; impure.
Origin: Middle English maculaten, from Latin maculāre, maculāt-, from macula, spot.
maculate - Medical Definition
To spot or blemish.adjective
Spotted or blotched.