Part of speech:
Shame, disgrace, discredit, or blame, or a source, cause, or occasion of this
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.
Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
A discolored or soiled spot or smudge:
A stain; blemish
(Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
A stain or blot.
A spot or stain, esp. of ink
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
Sully is defined as to spoil or stain, or to disgrace.
To cause the invasion, as of a cell, with a microorganism or other infectious agent:
To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To discover or determine by searching or researching evidence:
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
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.
To harm the reputation of; malign; slander
To destroy, spoil, or damage irreparably
To pollute is to dirty, contaminate or corrupt something or someone.
To kill or harm with poison.
To fill or saturate; cause to be permeated
To fill with color; dye; tinge
To cause distress or damage:
To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor:
To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace
To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.
To do damage to
To misrepresent, especially by distortion or exaggeration:
To besmirch is to dirty or spoil something or to damage someone's reputation
To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
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 spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To smear over; bedaub; soil
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To divert or deflect:
To disintegrate is defined as to break apart and fall to pieces.
To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
A contaminating or being contaminated
An instance of being infected:
To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms:
The quality or condition of being perfect; extreme degree of excellence according to a given standard
Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
To thrive is defined as to be successful in managing business or money.
To greater advantage; preferably:
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