Definition for DIS-COL'OR

DIS-COL'OR, v.t. [L. discoloro; dis and coloro, from color.]

  1. To alter the natural hue or color of; to stain; to tinge. A drop of wine will discolor a glass of water; silver is discolored by sea-water.
  2. To change any color, natural or artificial; to alter a color partially. It differs from color and dye, in denoting a partial alteration, rather than an entire change of color.
  3. Figuratively, to alter the complexion; to change the appearance; as, to discolor ideas. – Watts.

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