If you wash your favorite white shirt with a brand new, bright red towel, your shirt is probably going to discolor, or change color from white to pink.
- Pronunciation: / dɪs'kʌlɚ/
- English description: cause to lose or change color
- Synonyms: change color
- Chinese Translation: 染色(ran3 se4)
- Spanish Translation: decolorar
- ORIGIN: Use the verb discolor when something fades or alters in color. Your teeth might discolor from drinking too much black tea, and you might notice your beach towel discoloring after a summer spent at the seaside. The word discolor has been in use since the fourteenth century, and it comes from the Old French descolorer, with colorer meaning "to color."
- The water that came out of their faucets turned cloudy, foamy and discolored, and smelled and tasted foul.
- I saw that the beige carpet was worn away—not discolored or faded but just worked through by the ceaseless back-and-forth of my desk chair.
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