discolorize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v discolorize remove color from "The sun bleached the red shirt"
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Usage

In literature:

Rains and storms had discolored the fountain.
"The Home in the Valley" by Emilie F. Carlén
If an ink stain is fresh, soak in milk, renewing the milk when it becomes discolored.
"The Complete Home" by Various
In the water, when attacked, this inky fluid discolors the water and screens it from its enemy.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
His well-shaven face was beginning to reveal those small discolored spots that are the subtle brands of Bacchus.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Much of the ice encountered at sea is discolored, and often full of dirt and gravel, while not infrequently stones are found imbedded in it.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
It had leaked around the chimney, and there was a great discolored blotch on the wall above the shelf, and the ceiling.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
There are various other discolorations of the skin, proceeding frequently from derangement of the system.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The faint light revealed its shabbiness, the grimy rag carpet, and discolored walls.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
They were very discolored and cracked, but I never saw anybody more pleased than Harriet was.
"The Jamesons" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Once she showed me her shoulder, the white flesh discolored as if by a blow, swearing that he did it.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
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In poetry:

Drab discoloration
Of faces, façades, pawn-shops,
Second-hand clothing,
Smoky and fly-blown glass of lunch-rooms,
Odors of rancid life…
"Bowery Afternoon" by Lola Ridge
Not one word or deed—not venereal sore, discoloration, privacy of
the onanist, putridity of gluttons or rum-drinkers, peculation,
cunning, betrayal, murder, seduction, prostitution, but has
results beyond death, as really as before death.
"Manhattan Streets I Saunter'd, Pondering" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Dark spots and discoloration don't stand a chance against this Japanese Knotweed moisturizer ($68.
Treatment Options for Skin Discoloration .
The Water Authority says that the system upgrades may cause discolored water and low pressure.
We have experienced an increase in OD discoloration on our products (304L stainless steel) during the summertime and high-humidity days.
Discoloration of Stainless Steel in Vacuum Furnaces Due to Humidity.
Pruritic Discoloration Following ABVD Therapy.
Film Prevents Stainless-Steel Discoloration During Laser Cutting.
If you experience a discoloration of water, turn on your plumbing fixtures until the water runs clear.
Residents may notice a slight discoloration of their tap water during this period, clerk-Treasurer William K Johnson says.
The discoloration should not last for a long period of time.
Residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration to water.
If you live in Dresden or Trinway you may experience discolored water.
When crews are flushing hydrants in a neighborhood, though, it's not a good idea to do laundry since the discolored water can stain fabrics.
Across the water district, the hydrants will be flushed from October 1 though N. For a short time, this may cause some discoloration with the water.
Fire Chief Dave Bennett said residents might notice a discoloration of their water during testing, but that the water still is safe to consume.
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