verb Etymology: Middle English discolouren, from Anglo-French desculurer, from Late Latin discolorari, from Latin discolor of another color, from dis- + color color Date: 14th century transitive verb to alter or change the hue or color of intransitive verb to change color especially for the worse

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  • discolor — (del lat. «discŏlor, ōris»; ant.) adj. De varios *colores. * * * discolor. (Del lat. discŏlor, ōris). adj. desus. De varios colores …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Discolor — Dis*col or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discolored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discoloring}.] [OE. descolouren, OF. descolorer, F. d[ e]colorer, fr. L. dis + cololare, coloratum, to color, color color. See {Color}.] [Written also {discolour}.] 1. To alter the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discolor — (Del lat. discŏlor, ōris). adj. desus. De varios colores …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • discolor — [dis kul′ər] vt., vi. [ME discolouren < OFr descolourer < ML discolorare < L discolor, of another color: see DIS & COLOR] to change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining …   English World dictionary

  • Discŏlor — (lat.), bunt, ungleich gefärbt; Discoloriren, ver , entfärben; Discoloration, Ver , Entfärbung, Verschießen der Farben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Discolor — Discolor, lat., bunt; Discoloration, Verfärbung; discoloriren, verfärben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • discolor — index stain, tarnish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discolor — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. descolorer, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + colorer to color, from L. colorare (see COLORATION (Cf. coloration)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discolor — (Amer.) dis·col·or || dɪs kÊŒlÉ™ v. change the color of, stain; fade, (also discolour) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discolor — [v] fading, dirtying of hue besmear, besmirch, blot, defile, mar, mark, rust, smear, soil, stain, streak, sully, tar, tarnish, tinge; concepts 250,469 Ant. brighten, color …   New thesaurus