Discolor meaning

dĭs-kŭlər
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To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
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To become altered or spoiled in color.
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To change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining.
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To change or lose color.

Washing light laundry with dark may cause your clothes to discolor.

A bad enough bruise can discolor the skin.

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Origin of discolor

  • Middle English discolouren from Old French discolerer des- dis- colourer to color (from Latin colōrāre) (from color color color)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French descolorer, des- + colorer

    From Wiktionary