discoloration discoloration  /dɪs ˌkə lə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a soiled or discolored appearance
  2. (n) the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded



  1. The house, too, appeared to be ailing: lights began blinking on and off, and Beck noticed discoloration of her wood furniture.
  2. They set up tables along the pier and began examining 1,200 cases of grapes for softness, discoloration and the telltale welds caused by punctures.
  3. A young man in a white coat stares intently into the bowl of an industrial kitchen mixer as it churns through a new formula for treating skin discoloration.


  1. Pflugerville water may smell different

    The city will be treating the water system with chlorine as part of a routine checkup to keep the city's water from discoloration, odor and taste. It's called a "chlorine burnout."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KXAN 36 Austin

  2. Special section

    One mom believes babysitter Nicole Brown deserves a stronger sentence after the woman burned her daughter's hand resulting in severe discoloration. Hear the judge's sentence.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Wellsburg residents could experience water discoloration, low pressure

    Some Wellsburg residents and businesses could experience water discoloration and low pressure during overnight hours from Tuesday to Friday. The city said in a news release that it’s continuing to upgrade the water treatment plant. As part of the process to bring the plant back online, it’s necessary to purge water already in the system, including water in the reservoir. In response, the water ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTOV 9 Steubenville

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