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Definition 1: change color, often in an undesired manner - [verb of change]

Samples where discolor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The shirts discolored

Synonyms for discolor in the sense of this definition

(discolor is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

"The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn or become green

"The trees are greening"

(... is a kind of discolor ) change the color or tone of

"tone a negative"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn yellow

"The pages of the book began to yellow"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn grey

"Her hair began to grey"

(... is a kind of discolor ) become purple

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn red or redder

"The sky reddened"

(... is a kind of discolor ) color with dye

"Please dye these shoes"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn silver

"The man's hair silvered very attractively"

(... is a kind of discolor ) change color

"In Vermont, the leaves turn early"

(... is a kind of discolor ) make or become black

"The smoke blackened the ceiling" "The ceiling blackened"

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn white

"This detergent will whiten your laundry"

(... is a kind of discolor ) get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

(... is a kind of discolor ) get a tan, from wind or sun

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn pale, as if in fear

(... is a kind of discolor ) turn blue

Definition 2: lose color or turn colorless - [verb of change]

Samples where discolor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The painting discolored

(discolor is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of discolor ) lose color in the process of being washed

"The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"

Definition 3: cause to lose or change color - [verb of change]

Samples where discolor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The detergent discolored my shirts

(discolor is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of discolor ) remove color from

"The sun bleached the red shirt"

(... is a kind of discolor ) cause to become sallow

"The illness has sallowed her face"

(... is a kind of discolor ) drain off the color in the course of laundering

"The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"

(... is a kind of discolor ) darken with a brownish tinge, as of insect wings

(discolor causes ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

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