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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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