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  Definition of tarnish
  1. discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
  2. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
Similar Words: stain, maculate, sully, defile

 

Hyponyms: darken

 

Derivational Morphology: stain, maculate, sully, defile, macule, macula, staining, spotting, maculation, mark, stigma, brand, blot, smear, smirch, spot

 

 
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