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(Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
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  1. (Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
  2. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
  3. A spot or stain, esp. of ink
A smudge; smear; stain
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  1. A smudge; smear; stain
  2. A stain on a reputation, etc.
  3. Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
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  1. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
  2. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
  3. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
A point of interest:
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  1. A point of interest:
  2. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
  3. A popular given name for a dog.
A mottled pattern or coloring, as of marble
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  1. A mottled pattern or coloring, as of marble
  2. A spot or blotch of color.
  3. Such a blotch, streak, or spot
An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
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  1. An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
  2. A spot, splash, or stain, esp. one that is irregular
  3. An irregular-shaped spot or stain.
A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
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  1. A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
  2. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
  3. A spot or blot; a splotch.
A fire made to produce dense smoke
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  1. A fire made to produce dense smoke
  2. A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.
  3. A stain, blur, or smear; dirty spot
The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.
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  1. The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.
  2. A discolored spot or mark
  3. A discolored spot; a stain.
Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
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  1. Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
  2. (Christianity) Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, believed to be given as divine recognition of devotion.
  3. (Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
A distinctive category; a particular kind:
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  1. A distinctive category; a particular kind:
  2. An association of positive qualities with a widely recognized name, as of a product line or celebrity:
  3. A product or service so identified:
(Idiomatic) Something damaging to one's reputation.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Something damaging to one's reputation.
A spattering sound:
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  1. A spattering sound:
  2. A drop or splash of something spattered:
  3. A mark or wet spot caused by spattering
The sound made by liquid falling in drops:
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  1. The sound made by liquid falling in drops:
  2. (Slang) A tiresome or annoying person.
  3. A company-sponsored investment program through which the shareholders may reinvest their dividends and buy additional shares, either occasionally or at regular intervals
A small spot, mark, or stain
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  1. A small spot, mark, or stain
  2. A tiny amount; a bit:
(Sports) To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
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  1. (Sports) To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
  2. (Informal) To lend:
  3. To become marked with spots:
To become altered or spoiled in color.
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  1. To become altered or spoiled in color.
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
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  1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
  2. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
  3. To become tainted
To take on color in dyeing
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  1. To take on color in dyeing
  2. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
  3. To color with or as with a dye
To give a tint to or take on a tint.
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  1. To give a tint to or take on a tint.
  2. To give a tint to
To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
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  1. To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
  2. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
  3. To coat with lacquer.
To become altered or spoiled in color.
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  1. To become altered or spoiled in color.
Any of various bacidiomycete fungi that are parasitic on plants and are distinguished by the black, powdery masses of spores that appear as sooty smudges on the affected plant parts. Smuts are parasitic chiefly on cereal grasses like corn and wheat and can cause enormous damage to crops.
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  1. Any of various bacidiomycete fungi that are parasitic on plants and are distinguished by the black, powdery masses of spores that appear as sooty smudges on the affected plant parts. Smuts are parasitic chiefly on cereal grasses like corn and wheat and can cause enormous damage to crops.
  2. To mark or affect with smut
  3. To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
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  1. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
  2. To make filthy; dirty; soil
  3. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
To smear.
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  1. To smear.
  2. To smear over; bedaub; soil
To stain; sully:
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  1. To stain; sully:
  2. To bring dishonor to; sully
  3. To make dirty; soil
(Figuratively) To asperse with calumny or reproach; shend.
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  1. (Figuratively) To asperse with calumny or reproach; shend.
  2. To spatter or cover with something; sprinkle with anything liquid, or with any wet or adhesive substance.
  3. To soil by spattering.
To become dark or black:
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  1. To become dark or black:
  2. To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
  3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
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  1. To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
  2. A distinguishable mass of particles or gas, such as the collection of gases and dust in a nebula.
  3. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
(Archaic) To blacken
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  1. (Archaic) To blacken
  2. To disparage; belittle:
  3. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
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  1. To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
  2. To become soiled.
  3. To make or become dirty; soil; tarnish; stain
To spread easily in an undesired way:
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  1. To spread easily in an undesired way:
  2. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
  3. To cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty
To become smudged or blurred:
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  1. To become smudged or blurred:
  2. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
  3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
Any of the various plant diseases caused by smuts, such as corn smut.
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  1. Any of the various plant diseases caused by smuts, such as corn smut.
  2. Any of various bacidiomycete fungi that are parasitic on plants and are distinguished by the black, powdery masses of spores that appear as sooty smudges on the affected plant parts. Smuts are parasitic chiefly on cereal grasses like corn and wheat and can cause enormous damage to crops.
  3. To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The loose top layer of the Earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter (humus), and capable of retaining water, providing nutrients for plants, and supporting a wide range of biotic communities. Soil is formed by a combination of depositional, chemical, and biological processes and plays an important role in the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles. Soil types vary widely from one region to another, depending on the type of bedrock they overlie and the climate in which they form. In wet and humid regions, for example, soils tend to be thicker than they do in dry regions.
  3. 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 come forth in drops or small amounts:
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  1. To come forth in drops or small amounts:
  2. To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts:
  3. To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To defile; taint:
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  1. To defile; taint:
  2. (Obs.) To become sullied
  3. To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To subject to decay or putrefaction:
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  1. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
  2. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
  3. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
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  1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
  2. To lose luster; become discolored:
  3. To dull the luster of or discolor the surface of (a metal) as by exposure to air
To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
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  1. To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
  2. To cause (another) to behave like an animal.
  3. To depict or represent in the form of an animal.
To lower in quality or character; debase.
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  1. To lower in quality or character; debase.
  2. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
  3. (Rare) To become inferior
To make bestial; brutalize
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  1. To make bestial; brutalize
  2. To represent or portray as an animal or beast.
  3. To reduce to a bestial condition; deprave.
To treat cruelly or harshly.
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  1. To treat cruelly or harshly.
  2. Alternative spelling of brutalise.
  3. To become brutal
To infect or debase with corruption
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  1. To infect or debase with corruption
  2. To infect with corruption or decay.
  3. To become infected with or as if with canker.
To ruin morally; pervert:
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  1. To ruin morally; pervert:
  2. To alter from original or proper form:
  3. To become corrupt.
  1. To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.
  2. (Archaic) To lower in position or rank.
  3. To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
(Archaic) To cause to forsake allegiance.
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  1. (Archaic) To cause to forsake allegiance.
  2. To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
  3. To corrupt morally.
To put into disorder; confuse.
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  1. To put into disorder; confuse.
  2. To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
  3. To debase the morals of; corrupt.
(Obs.) To defame or slander
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  1. (Obs.) To defame or slander
  2. To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
  3. To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To bring into a worse condition; debase
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  1. To bring into a worse condition; debase
  2. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To weaken morally; debase; pervert
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  1. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  2. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
  3. To corrupt morally; debase:
To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
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  1. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  2. (Weaving) To arrange (threads or yarns) so as to form a warp
  3. To become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
To become red in the face; redden or blush.
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  1. To become red in the face; redden or blush.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To take on color in dyeing
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  1. To take on color in dyeing
  2. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
  3. To color with or as with a dye
To imbue or permeate lightly with some substance or quality
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  1. To imbue or permeate lightly with some substance or quality
  2. To color lightly; tint; tinge
To give a tint to or take on a tint.
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  1. To give a tint to or take on a tint.
  2. To give a tint to
(Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
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  1. (Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
  2. A spot or stain, esp. of ink
  3. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
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  1. A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
  2. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
  3. A spot or blot; a splotch.
A daubing stroke or splash
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  1. A daubing stroke or splash
  2. A poorly painted picture
  3. A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
A small quantity of some substance, as blood, smeared on a slide for microscopic study, etc.
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  1. A small quantity of some substance, as blood, smeared on a slide for microscopic study, etc.
  2. A substance to be spread on a surface.
  3. (Biology) A sample, as of blood or bacterial cells, spread on a slide for microscopic examination or on the surface of a culture medium.
Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
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  1. Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
  2. A stain on a reputation, etc.
  3. A smudge; smear; stain
(US) A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, etc. to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.
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  1. (US) A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, etc. to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.
  2. A stain, blur, or smear; dirty spot
  3. A blotch or smear.
A dirty spot or mark; smudge
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  1. A dirty spot or mark; smudge
  2. A stain or spot of dirt.
  3. A stain, smudge or blot
A spot, splash, or stain, esp. one that is irregular
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  1. A spot, splash, or stain, esp. one that is irregular
  2. An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
  3. An irregular-shaped spot or stain.
(Informal) Shame or dishonor, or a cause or source of this
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  1. (Informal) Shame or dishonor, or a cause or source of this
  2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
  3. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
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  1. Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
  2. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
  3. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
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  1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
  2. (Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
  3. A spot or stain, esp. of ink
  1. Burden of proof
  2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
  3. A difficult or unpleasant task, duty, etc.; burden
The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
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  1. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
  2. A small area:
  3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
(Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
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  1. (Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
  2. Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
  3. A spot on the skin, esp. one that bleeds as the result of certain nervous tensions
An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
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  1. An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
  2. A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
  3. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association:
A film or layer of discoloration on a metal surface caused by corrosion or oxidation.
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  1. A film or layer of discoloration on a metal surface caused by corrosion or oxidation.
  2. The condition of being disgraced or made less estimable:
  3. The condition of being tarnished:
(Archaic) A taint; disgrace
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  1. (Archaic) A taint; disgrace
  2. A disgrace; a stigma.
  3. (Obs.) A touch or hit in tilting
Vividness or variety in expression:
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  1. Vividness or variety in expression:
  2. Any color other than black, white, or gray; chromatic color: color is distinguished by the qualities of hue (as red, brown, yellow, etc.), lightness (for pigmented surfaces) or brightness (for light itself), and saturation (the degree of intensity of a hue)
  3. Color charge.
Alternative spelling of colourant.
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  1. Alternative spelling of colourant.
  2. Something, especially a dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else.
  3. A pigment, dye, etc. used to give color to something
Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
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  1. Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
  2. The effect created by a particular use of color
  3. Appearance with regard to color.
Any substance used to give color to fabric, hair, etc.; coloring matter or a solution containing it
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  1. Any substance used to give color to fabric, hair, etc.; coloring matter or a solution containing it
  2. A color imparted by dyeing.
Any substance constituting or yielding a dye
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  1. Any substance constituting or yielding a dye
  2. Any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric etc
Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
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  1. Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
  2. Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
  3. An organic compound that gives a characteristic color to plant or animal tissues and is involved in vital processes. Chlorophyll, which gives a green color to plants, and hemoglobin, which gives blood its red color, are examples of pigments.
A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
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  1. A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
  2. (Obs.) A dye
  3. An imparted color; a tint.
Find another word for stain. In this page you can discover 102 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stain, like: blot, smirch, blemish, spot, mottle, splotch, blotch, stained spot, smudge, discoloration and stigma.