What does discolor mean?

Definitions for discolordɪsˈkʌl ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discolor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discolor(verb)

    lose color or turn colorless

    "The painting discolored"

  2. discolor(verb)

    cause to lose or change color

    "The detergent discolored my shirts"

  3. discolor, discolour, colour, color(verb)

    change color, often in an undesired manner

    "The shirts discolored"


  1. discolor(Verb)

    To change or lose color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discolor(verb)

    to alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water

  2. Discolor(verb)

    to alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon

  3. Origin: [OE. descolouren, OF. descolorer, F. dcolorer, fr. L. dis- + cololare, coloratum, to color, color color. See Color.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discolor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discolor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of discolor

  1. discolordiscolordiscolor

Translations for discolor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verfärbenGerman
  • decolorar, decolorarseSpanish
  • värjätä, värjäytyä, värjääntyäFinnish
  • 変色Japanese
  • обесцве́чивать, вы́цвести, обесцве́чиваться, выцвета́ть, обесцве́титься, обесцве́титьRussian

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