US discolor

/ (dɪsˈkʌlə) /

  1. to change or cause to change in colour; fade or stain

Derived forms of discolour

  • discoloration or discolouration, noun
  • discolourment or US discolorment, noun

Words Nearby discolour

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How to use discolour in a sentence

  • She was haunted by the fear that the blow might discolour Elnora's cheek; that she would tell Margaret.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
  • "Any time you say," he said, with ease, refusing to discolour his present delight with this miserable problem.

    Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
  • The pteropods are extremely abundant in some seas, occurring in such vast numbers that they discolour the water for miles.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
  • Whatever the earl's inferiors did, their inferior station was not suffered to discolour it for his judgement.

  • White canton flannel is not good for this purpose, it soils easily and the chemicals used for bleaching it discolour silver.