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Pronunciation:  dis`kulu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
  2. [n]  a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"

DISCOLORATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: discolouration, discolouration, stain
 See Also: appearance, bloodstain, change of color, iron mold, iron mould, mud stain, oil stain, scorch, tarnish, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*col`or*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. decoloration.]
1. The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored;
   alteration of hue or appearance. --Darwin.

2. A discolored spot; a stain. --Arbuthnot.

Thesaurus Terms
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