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maculate

[ adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt ]

adjective

  1. spotted; stained.
  2. Archaic. defiled; impure.


verb (used with object)

, Archaic.
, mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing.
  1. to mark with a spot or spots; stain.
  2. to sully or pollute.

maculate

verb

  1. tr to spot, stain, or pollute


adjective

  1. spotted or polluted
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Word History and Origins

Origin of maculate1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin maculātus (past participle of maculāre to spot, stain). See macula, -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of maculate1

C15: from Latin maculāre to stain
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Example Sentences

Josephina owns one unchanging dress, septic, maculate and repellent.

We are maculate, and it is given to no man to probe the mystery of existence.

But the tears and blood which follow violence and wrong maculate the pages of history on which their glory is recorded.

Maculate -ed: spotted or marked with figures of any shape, of a color different from the ground.

He has never decided whether His mother came into the world maculate or immaculate.

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