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dis·col·or

 (dĭs-kŭl′ər)
v. dis·col·ored, dis·col·or·ing, dis·col·ors
v.tr.
To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
v.intr.
To become altered or spoiled in color.

[Middle English discolouren, from Old French discolerer : des-, dis- + colourer, to color (from Latin colōrāre, from color, color; see color).]

dis•col•or

(dɪsˈkʌl ər)

v.t.
1. to change or spoil the color of; fade or stain.
v.i.
2. to change color; become faded or stained.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French descolorer < Late Latin discolorārī to change color, derivative of Latin discolor of another color. See dis-1, color]

discolor


Past participle: discolored
Gerund: discoloring

Imperative
discolor
discolor
Present
I discolor
you discolor
he/she/it discolors
we discolor
you discolor
they discolor
Preterite
I discolored
you discolored
he/she/it discolored
we discolored
you discolored
they discolored
Present Continuous
I am discoloring
you are discoloring
he/she/it is discoloring
we are discoloring
you are discoloring
they are discoloring
Present Perfect
I have discolored
you have discolored
he/she/it has discolored
we have discolored
you have discolored
they have discolored
Past Continuous
I was discoloring
you were discoloring
he/she/it was discoloring
we were discoloring
you were discoloring
they were discoloring
Past Perfect
I had discolored
you had discolored
he/she/it had discolored
we had discolored
you had discolored
they had discolored
Future
I will discolor
you will discolor
he/she/it will discolor
we will discolor
you will discolor
they will discolor
Future Perfect
I will have discolored
you will have discolored
he/she/it will have discolored
we will have discolored
you will have discolored
they will have discolored
Future Continuous
I will be discoloring
you will be discoloring
he/she/it will be discoloring
we will be discoloring
you will be discoloring
they will be discoloring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discoloring
you have been discoloring
he/she/it has been discoloring
we have been discoloring
you have been discoloring
they have been discoloring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discoloring
you will have been discoloring
he/she/it will have been discoloring
we will have been discoloring
you will have been discoloring
they will have been discoloring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discoloring
you had been discoloring
he/she/it had been discoloring
we had been discoloring
you had been discoloring
they had been discoloring
Conditional
I would discolor
you would discolor
he/she/it would discolor
we would discolor
you would discolor
they would discolor
Past Conditional
I would have discolored
you would have discolored
he/she/it would have discolored
we would have discolored
you would have discolored
they would have discolored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discolor - lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
wash out - lose color in the process of being washed; "The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
2.discolor - cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise - remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
sallow - cause to become sallow; "The illness has sallowed her face"
wash out - drain off the color in the course of laundering; "The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"
infuscate - darken with a brownish tinge, as of insect wings
3.discolor - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
blush, crimson, flush, redden - turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
blanch, blench, pale - turn pale, as if in fear
bronze, tan - get a tan, from wind or sun
sunburn, burn - get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
white, whiten - turn white; "This detergent will whiten your laundry"
black, blacken, nigrify, melanise, melanize - make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
turn - change color; "In Vermont, the leaves turn early"
silver - turn silver; "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
dye - color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"
redden - turn red or redder; "The sky reddened"
purple - become purple
gray, grey - turn grey; "Her hair began to grey"
yellow - turn yellow; "The pages of the book began to yellow"
tone - change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
green - turn or become green; "The trees are greening"
blue - turn blue

discolor

verb
To soil with foreign matter:
Translations

discolour

(disˈkalə) (American) discolor verb
to (cause to) change colour or become stained. The paintwork had discoloured with the damp.
disˌcolouˈration noun

discolor

v. cambiar de color, quitar el color.
References in classic literature ?
The fourth whom we shall notice had no name that his companions knew of, and was chiefly distinguished by a sneer that always contorted his thin visage, and by a prodigious pair of spectacles, which were supposed to deform and discolor the whole face of nature, to this gentleman's perception.
Silicon lensing -- While the lensing systems of conventional LEDs use an epoxy that discolors and reduces the usable life of the LED, LUXEON(R) LEDs employ a special silicon-based encapsulation system that eliminates discoloration and contributes to LUXEON's industry-leading 70% lumen maintenance at 50,000 hours.