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Meaning of DISCOLOR

Pronunciation:  dis'kulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
  2. [v]  cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
  3. [v]  lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored"

DISCOLOR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: color, colour, discolour
 Antonyms: color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize
 See Also: alter, black, blacken, blanch, bleach, bleach out, blench, blue, blush, bronze, burn, change, crimson, decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolor, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise, dye, flush, gray, green, grey, infuscate, melanise, melanize, nigrify, pale, purple, redden, sallow, silver, sunburn, tan, tone, turn, wash out, white, whiten, yellow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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??

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