discoloration

[dis-kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n]
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Origin of discoloration

First recorded in 1635–45; discolor + -ation
Also called dis·col·or·ment.
Related formsself-dis·col·or·a·tion, noun
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Related Words for discoloration

blemish, splotch, blot, blotch

Examples from the Web for discoloration

Contemporary Examples of discoloration

Historical Examples of discoloration

  • This discoloration was of a livid blue, about the tint of a tattoo mark.

  • Inside the ship, the Nipe neither knew nor cared about the discoloration.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • This removed from white fabrics every vestige of discoloration or stain.

    Mizora: A Prophecy

    Mary E. Bradley

  • As I watched I observed that the discoloration was beginning to fade.

    Allan's Wife

    H. Rider Haggard

  • It was hardly more than a discoloration, and suggested nothing of consequence.

    Waiting for Daylight

    Henry Major Tomlinson


Word Origin and History for discoloration
n.

1640s, noun of action from discolorate (early 15c.), from past participle stem of Medieval Latin discolorare (see discolor) + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper