EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. Origin of coloration
First recorded in
-ation Related forms col·o·ra·tion·al, adjective col·o·ra·tion·al·ly, adverb de·col·or·a·tion, noun o·ver·col·or·a·tion, noun pre·col·or·a·tion, noun re·col·or·a·tion, noun trans·col·or·a·tion, noun verb (used with object) to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.
, especially British de·col·our. Origin of decolor 1400–50; late Middle English decolouren
color Related forms de·col·or·a·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for decoloration n.
1620s, from French
coloration (16c.), from Late Latin colorationem (nominative coloratio) "act or fact of coloring," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin colorare "to color, to get tanned," from color (see color (n.)).
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