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The process of changing to a different, less attractive colour:‘a bluish discoloration of the skin’
stain, mark, patch, soiling, streak, spot, blotch, tarnishingblemish, flaw, defect, disfigurement, bruise, contusionbirthmarkliver spot, age spotsplodge, splotchecchymosis, naevusView synonyms
- ‘Dark spots and discolorations that have not penetrated the finish may be removed with a rotten-stone and oil paste.’
- ‘For instance, you may experience dryness or even mild discolouration in patches.’
- ‘She warned that sunbeds cause premature ageing of the skin resulting in loss of elasticity, sagging, wrinkling, freckling, yellowish discolouration and brown patches.’
- ‘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.’
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