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maculate

[ adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt ]
/ adjective 藞m忙k y蓹 l瑟t; verb 藞m忙k y蓹藢le瑟t /
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adjective
spotted; stained.
Archaic. defiled; impure.
verb (used with object), mac路u路lat路ed, mac路u路lat路ing.Archaic.
to mark with a spot or spots; stain.
to sully or pollute.
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Origin of maculate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Latin macul膩tus (past participle of macul膩re to spot, stain). See macula, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for maculate

maculate
/ archaic, or literary /

verb (藞m忙kj蕣藢le瑟t)
(tr) to spot, stain, or pollute
adjective (藞m忙kj蕣l瑟t)
spotted or polluted

Word Origin for maculate

C15: from Latin macul膩re to stain
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