verb (used with object), mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing. Archaic.
- macular amyloidosis,
- macular area,
- macular degeneration,
- macular leprosy,
- maculopapular erythroderma
Origin of maculate
Examples from the Web for maculate
His heavy, blunt hand fumbled under the maculate apron; his chest heaved with a sudden, tempestuous breathing.Wild Oranges|Joseph Hergesheimer
We are maculate, and it is given to no man to probe the mystery of existence.A Secret Inheritance (Volume 1 of 3)|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Maculate -ed: spotted or marked with figures of any shape, of a color different from the ground.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Josephina owns one unchanging dress, septic, maculate and repellent.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
Word Origin for maculate
"spotted," late 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare "to make spotted, to speckle," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). Middle English also had maculation "sexual defilement, sinning" (late 15c.).
early 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare "to make spotted, to speckle," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). Related: Maculated; maculating.