discoloration

[dis-kuhl-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or fact of discoloring or the state of being discolored.
2.
a discolored marking or area; stain.
Also called discolorment.


Origin:
1635–45; discolor + -ation

self-discoloration, noun
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discolour or discolor (dɪsˈkʌlə)
 
vb
to change or cause to change in colour; fade or stain
 
discolor or discolor
 
vb
 
discolor'ation or discolor
 
n
 
discolour'ation or discolor
 
n
 
dis'colourment or discolor
 
n
 
dis'colorment or discolor
 
n

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discoloration
1640s; from discolor + -ation.
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Example sentences
Some signs to look for include discoloration, pinholes and small tears in
  wrappers.
The fish showed discoloration in the form of depigmentation and the beginnings
  of deformation of fins.
However, there may be some slight discoloration or puckering of the skin where
  a strawberry hemangioma was.
The skin of many of the dead was mummified with dark discoloration, and exposed
  muscles were cooked rather than desiccated.
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