HyperDic: maculate

English > 4 senses of the word maculate:
ADJECTIVEallmaculate, defiledmorally blemished
allmaculatespotted or blotched
VERBcontactmaculate, tarnish, stain, sully, defilemake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
changemaculate, foul, befoul, defilespot, stain, or pollute
English > maculate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmorally blemished; stained or impure.
Synonymdefiled
Broaderimpure(used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene
Spanishmanchado, mancillado
English > maculate: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningspotted or blotched.
Broaderdirty, soiled, uncleanSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
English > maculate: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstarnish, stain, sully, defile
Narrowerdarkentarnish or stain
Broaderspot, fleck, blob, blotmake a spot or mark onto
Spanishdeslustrar, manchar, mancillar
Catalandesllustrar
Nounsmaculaa patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated
maculationthe act of spotting or staining something
English > maculate: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningSpot, stain, or pollute.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsfoul, befoul, defile
Broaderdishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameBring shame or dishonor upon
Spanishcontaminar, emporcar, ensuciar, macular, manchar, polucionar
Catalanembrutar, tacar
Nounsmaculaa patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated
maculationthe act of spotting or staining something

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