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maculate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word maculate

(verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
Synonyms : defile , stain , sully , tarnish
Example Sentence
  • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
  • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

(verb) spot, stain, or pollute
Synonyms : befoul , defile , foul
Example Sentence
  • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

(adj) morally blemished; stained or impure
Synonyms : defiled

(adj) spotted or blotched
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maculate

immaculate = perfect; maculate = stained
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by namaskar

Macula is discolouration of skin due to some disease. hence maculate is to get spots and stains
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by tenzingocha

Tag: Mac is white it always gets spotted and stained :(
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by sanolution

mac+u+l+ate--- while ATE(eating) you got a SPOT or STAIN on shirt , so a maculate shirt, like a shirt having a mark or stain
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by nikhilparasher

MACULATE.izzat ko mela kar dena dag laga dena.
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by gdabli

MACULATED = ma + cul + ate; Ma means Mother cul means family ate means destroy the name; Mother leaves with another person so she makes a black spot our family name.
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by shaktipada

mac(brillian student) cpmes LATE to class. itz a spot on his immaculate performance.
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by ckhan1987

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