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View synonyms for discoloration

discoloration

[ dis-kuhl-uh-rey-shuhn ]

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • self-dis·color·ation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of discoloration1

First recorded in 1635–45; discolor + -ation

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Example Sentences

So I took some non-historic paper, cut it to the same size as the original, and mapped into it details like folds, slits, tears, and discoloration before turning that paper into a model of the original.

Glass may break more easily and be heavy, but it tends to last longer and resist odors and discoloration.

In addition to preventing sunburn and sun damage, sunscreen can also help fade lip discoloration, so it’s a win-win.

A little discoloration from bruising is manageable, but avoid cabbage displaying anything other than that for fear of further damage inside.

This heavy-duty spray will save your carpets, furniture, clothes, and more from odors and discoloration.

The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray.

And “Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration.”

The disease causes depigmentation of sections of skin, resulting in discoloration.

People began to suffer from a skin discoloration caused by hunger, casually known as “hunger tans.”

Emeralds are supposed to smooth and correct discoloration, and sapphires help to firm the décolleté.

The slightest yellowish-brown discoloration indicates the presence of lead.

The iron present was only what the Dunbar Expedition had thought it to be; a mere discoloration.

If discoloration has taken place, the application of hot compresses will often hasten its disappearance.

A discoloration showed dimly against the dark metallic surface.

If care is exercised in this respect, no danger of discoloration need ordinarily be feared.

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