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discolor

[dis-kuhl-er] /dɪsˈkʌl ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to change or spoil the color of; fade or stain.
verb (used without object)
2.
to change color; become faded or stained.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English discolouren < Old French descolorer < Late Latin discolorārī to change color, derivative of Latin discolor of another color. See dis-1, color
Related forms
undiscolored, adjective
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Word Origin and History for discolored
discolor
c.1380, from O.Fr. discolourer, from des- "dis-" + colourer "to color," from L. colorare (see color).
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