Definition of discoloration in English:


(also discolouration)


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’
    • ‘Find a spot - a mark or discoloration - on the target line, then take dead aim at the spot.’
    • ‘Dark spots and discolorations that have not penetrated the finish may be removed with a rotten-stone and oil paste.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    stain, mark, patch, soiling, streak, spot, blotch, tarnishing
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