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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of discoloring.
  • noun The condition of being discolored.
  • noun A discolored spot, smudge, or area; a stain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of color.
  • noun That which is discolored; a discolored spot; a stain: as, spots and discolorations of the skin.
  • noun Specifically In entomology, an indistinct, paler, or discolored part of a surface; that which is colorless or nearly so, as if faded out.
  • noun Alteration of complexion or of the appearance of things: as, the discoloration of ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.
  • noun A discolored spot; a stain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.
  • noun A discolored spot; a stain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance

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