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English verb: discolor

1. discolor (change) lose color or turn colorless


SamplesThe painting discolored.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)wash out


Antonymscolor, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour

2. discolor (change) cause to lose or change color


SamplesThe detergent discolored my shirts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolorise, decolorize, decolour, decolourise, decolourize, discolorise, discolorize, discolourise, infuscate, sallow, wash out


Causecolor, colour, discolor, discolour

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


SamplesThe shirts discolored.


Synonymscolor, colour, discolour


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)black, blacken, blanch, blench, blue, blush, bronze, burn, crimson, dye, flush, gray, green, grey, melanise, melanize, nigrify, pale, purple, redden, redden, silver, sunburn, tan, tone, turn, white, whiten, yellow









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