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discolor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discolor  \Dis*col"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Discolored};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Discoloring}.]  [OE.  descolouren  OF  descolorer  F. 
  d['e]colorer,  fr  L.  dis-  +  cololare  coloratum  to  color, 
  color  color.  See  {Color}.]  [Written  also  {discolour}.] 
  1.  To  alter  the  natural  hue  or  color  of  to  change  to  a 
  different  color;  to  stain;  to  tinge;  as  a  drop  of  wine 
  will  discolor  water;  silver  is  discolored  by  sea  water. 
 
  2.  To  alter  the  true  complexion  or  appearance  of  to  put  a 
  false  hue  upon 
 
  To  discolor  all  your  ideas.  --Wat?? 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discolor 
  v  1:  lose  color  or  turn  colorless;  "The  painting  discolored" 
  [ant:  {color}] 
  2:  cause  to  lose  or  change  color;  "The  detergent  discolored  my 
  shirts" 
  3:  change  color,  often  in  an  undesired  manner;  "The  shirts 
  discolored"  [syn:  {discolour},  {colour}] 




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