discoloration

[ dis-kuhl-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ dɪsˌkʌl əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or fact of discoloring or the state of being discolored.
a discolored marking or area; stain.

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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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Word Origin and History for discoloration

discoloration


n.

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

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