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Synonyms for maculateˈmæk yə lɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defiled, maculate(adj)

    morally blemished; stained or impure

    Synonyms:
    defiled, maculate

    Antonyms:
    pure, clean

  2. maculate(verb)

    spotted or blotched

    Synonyms:
    defiled

    Antonyms:
    pure, clean

  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"

    Synonyms:
    calumniate, maculate, asperse, tarnish, smear, denigrate, slander, defile, corrupt, sully, stain, besmirch, smirch, defame, foul, taint, cloud, befoul

    Antonyms:
    clean, pure

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

    spot, stain, or pollute

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

    Synonyms:
    choke off, maculate, tarnish, foul, clog up, congest, contaminate, clog, defile, pollute, sully, stain, choke, corrupt, taint, cloud, back up, befoul

    Antonyms:
    pure, clean

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. maculate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    spotted

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. maculate

    Synonyms:
    Macular


Translations for maculate

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  • impurFrench
  • грязный, пятнистый, пачкать, загрязнятьRussian

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