Definitions for maculateˈmæk yə lɪt
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mac•u•lateˈmæk yə lɪt(adj.)
Origin of maculate:
1375–1425; late ME < L maculātus, ptp. of maculāre to spot, stain
morally blemished; stained or impure
spotted or blotched
tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile(verb)
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
foul, befoul, defile, maculate(verb)
spot, stain, or pollute
"The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
To spot; to stain; to blur.
Marked with spots or maculae; blotched.
to spot; to stain; to blur
marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts