discolor

[ dis-kuhl-er ]
/ dɪsˈkʌl ər /

verb (used with object)

to change or spoil the color of; fade or stain.

verb (used without object)

to change color; become faded or stained.

Origin of discolor

1350–1400; Middle English discolouren < Old French descolorer < Late Latin discolorārī to change color, derivative of Latin discolor of another color. See dis-1, color
Related formsun·dis·col·ored, adjective
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discolor


v.

late 14c., from Old French descolorer, from des- (see dis-) + colorer "to color," from Latin colorare (see coloration). Related: Discolored; discoloring.

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