discolour

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discolour

(dɪsˈkʌlə) or

discolor

vb
(Colours) to change or cause to change in colour; fade or stain
disˌcolorˈation, disˌcolourˈation n
disˈcolourment, disˈcolorment n

discolour


Past participle: discoloured
Gerund: discolouring

Imperative
discolour
discolour
Present
I discolour
you discolour
he/she/it discolours
we discolour
you discolour
they discolour
Preterite
I discoloured
you discoloured
he/she/it discoloured
we discoloured
you discoloured
they discoloured
Present Continuous
I am discolouring
you are discolouring
he/she/it is discolouring
we are discolouring
you are discolouring
they are discolouring
Present Perfect
I have discoloured
you have discoloured
he/she/it has discoloured
we have discoloured
you have discoloured
they have discoloured
Past Continuous
I was discolouring
you were discolouring
he/she/it was discolouring
we were discolouring
you were discolouring
they were discolouring
Past Perfect
I had discoloured
you had discoloured
he/she/it had discoloured
we had discoloured
you had discoloured
they had discoloured
Future
I will discolour
you will discolour
he/she/it will discolour
we will discolour
you will discolour
they will discolour
Future Perfect
I will have discoloured
you will have discoloured
he/she/it will have discoloured
we will have discoloured
you will have discoloured
they will have discoloured
Future Continuous
I will be discolouring
you will be discolouring
he/she/it will be discolouring
we will be discolouring
you will be discolouring
they will be discolouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discolouring
you have been discolouring
he/she/it has been discolouring
we have been discolouring
you have been discolouring
they have been discolouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discolouring
you will have been discolouring
he/she/it will have been discolouring
we will have been discolouring
you will have been discolouring
they will have been discolouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discolouring
you had been discolouring
he/she/it had been discolouring
we had been discolouring
you had been discolouring
they had been discolouring
Conditional
I would discolour
you would discolour
he/she/it would discolour
we would discolour
you would discolour
they would discolour
Past Conditional
I would have discoloured
you would have discoloured
he/she/it would have discoloured
we would have discoloured
you would have discoloured
they would have discoloured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discolour - 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

discolour

U.S. discolor
verb
1. mark, soil, mar, fade, stain, streak, tinge Test first as this cleaner may discolour the fabric.
2. stain, fade, streak, rust, tarnish A tooth which has been hit hard may discolour.
Translations
يُغَيِّر اللوْن
změnit barvu
misfarveskjolde
átfestelhalványítelszíntelenít
upplitast
išblukimaspakeisti spalvąspalvos pakeitimas
izbalētmainīt krāsunoplukt
zmeniť farbu
rengi boz maksol mak

discolour

discolor (US) [dɪsˈkʌləʳ]
A. VT (= fade) → de(s)colorar; (= stain) → manchar
B. VI (= lose colour) → de(s)colorarse; (= run) → desteñir

discolour

[dɪsˈkʌlər] (British) discolor (US)
vt [+ paint, wallpaper] → décolorer; [+ teeth] → jaunir
vi [paint, wallpaper] → se décolorer; [teeth] → jaunir

discolour

, (US) discolor
vtverfärben
visich verfärben

discolour

discolor (Am) [dɪsˈkʌləʳ]
1. vtscolorire, sbiadire; (whites) → ingiallire
2. viscolorirsi, sbiadire; (whites) → ingiallire

discolour

(disˈkalə) (American) discolor verb
to (cause to) change colour or become stained. The paintwork had discoloured with the damp.
disˌcolouˈration noun
References in periodicals archive ?
If the ivory has aged naturally, the outer layer discolours differently from the inner parts where the ivory has been carved.
With age it will develop small cracks on the surface and discolour.