Definitions for maculateˈmæk yə lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•u•lateˈmæk yə lɪt(adj.)

  1. spotted; stained.

  2. defiled; impure.

Origin of maculate:

1375–1425; late ME < L maculātus, ptp. of maculāre to spot, stain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiled, maculate(adj)

    morally blemished; stained or impure

  2. maculate(verb)

    spotted or blotched

  3. 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"

  4. foul, befoul, defile, maculate(verb)

    spot, stain, or pollute

    "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"


  1. maculate(Verb)

    To spot; to stain; to blur.

  2. maculate(Adjective)

    Marked with spots or maculae; blotched.

  3. maculate(Adjective)

    Defiled; impure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maculate

    to spot; to stain; to blur

  2. Maculate(adj)

    marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts


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