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English adjective: maculate

1. maculate morally blemished; stained or impure


Synonymsdefiled


Similarimpure


Antonymspure

2. maculate spotted or blotched


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean


English verb: maculate

1. maculate (contact) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically


SamplesThe silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man.


Synonymsdefile, stain, sully, tarnish


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blob, blot, fleck, spot


Narrower (hyponym)darken

2. maculate (change) spot, stain, or pollute


SamplesThe townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.


Synonymsbefoul, defile, foul


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


Broader (hypernym)attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame









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