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discolor

dis·col·or

discolor

pronunciation:
dIs kuh lr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discolored, discoloring, discolors
definition: to remove, change, or spoil the color of; cause to fade; stain.
Strong bleach can discolor fabric.
synonyms:
stain
similar words:
bleach, distort, fade, mar, streak, tarnish
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to lose, change, or become spoiled in color; fade or stain.
This fabric discolors in sunlight.
similar words:
bleach, fade, scorch, stain, streak, tarnish
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The word discolor contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-