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 (măk′əl) also mac·ule (măk′yo͞ol′)
A blurred or double impression in printing.
v. mack·led, mack·ling, mack·les also mac·uled or mac·ul·ing or mac·ules
To blur or double (a printed impression).
To become blurred.

[Middle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula.]
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(ˈmækəl) or


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]


vb (tr) , mackles, mackled or mackling
dialect Midland English to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubledmackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
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