from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
- intransitive v. To become altered or spoiled in color.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To change or lose color.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge
- transitive v. To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To alter the natural hue or color of; change to a different color or shade; stain; tinge.
- To alter the complexion of; change the appearance of; give a false appearance to.
- In zoology and botany, of varied or different colors; variegated; discolorous; not concolor: said of any single object.
- In zoology, differing in color, as one thing from another; discolorate; not concolor: usually with with: as, elytra discolor with the thorax.
- Also discolorous, discolorate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lose color or turn colorless
- v. cause to lose or change color
- v. change color, often in an undesired manner
Middle English discolouren, from Old French discolerer : des-, dis- + colourer, to color (from Latin colōrāre, from color, color; see color).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)