Definition of discoloration in English:

discoloration

(also discolouration)

noun

mass noun
  • The process of becoming discoloured, or the state of being discoloured.

    ‘teeth with amalgam fillings may run the risk of discoloration’
    count noun ‘a bluish discoloration of the skin’
    • ‘Dark spots and discolorations that have not penetrated the finish may be removed with a rotten-stone and oil paste.’
    • ‘Find a spot - a mark or discoloration - on the target line, then take dead aim at the spot.’
    • ‘Even in the best circumstances there is a good chance that there could be unseen spots or discolorations on the fabric that would make it dye with uneven spots.’
    • ‘She warned that sunbeds cause premature ageing of the skin resulting in loss of elasticity, sagging, wrinkling, freckling, yellowish discolouration and brown patches.’
    • ‘For instance, you may experience dryness or even mild discolouration in patches.’
    stain, mark, patch, soiling, streak, spot, blotch, tarnishing
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Pronunciation

discoloration

/ˌdɪskʌləˈreɪʃn/