maculate








adjective

  1. spotted; stained.
  2. Archaic. defiled; impure.

verb (used with object), mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing. Archaic.

  1. to mark with a spot or spots; stain.
  2. to sully or pollute.

verb (ˈmækjʊˌleɪt)

  1. (tr) to spot, stain, or pollute

adjective (ˈmækjʊlɪt)

  1. spotted or polluted

adj.“spotted,” late 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare “to make spotted, to speckle,” from macula “spot, stain” (see macula). Middle English also had maculation “sexual defilement, sinning” (late 15c.). v.early 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare “to make spotted, to speckle,” from macula “spot, stain” (see macula). Related: Maculated; maculating. v.

  1. To spot or blemish.

adj.

  1. Spotted or blotched.

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