Part of speech:
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
(Obs.) To accuse
To lower or corrupt in quality, moral character, or value; debase
To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
To publish or make a libel against
To wash gravel in a pan, searching for gold
To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
To utter or spread slander.
To make a smear with
To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
To bring dishonor to; sully
To become dark or black:
To darken; obscure; threaten
To become soiled.
To make dirty; soil; smutch
To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
To scatter in drops or small blobs
To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
To defile; taint:
To affect with something physically injurious, unpleasant, etc.; infect, poison, etc.
To lose luster; become discolored:
To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
To depreciate; belittle
To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
To disparage; belittle.
(Now Rare) To belittle; disparage
To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price:
To lower in importance, value, esteem, etc.
To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
To cause to come into disfavor or ill regard.
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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