Part of speech:
To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To make dirty; soil; smutch
To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
(Psychology) A bleeding spot on the skin considered to be a manifestation of conversion reaction.
To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert:
To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
To make dirty; soil
To darken; obscure; threaten
To dirty is to cause something to become unclean or impure.
Taint is defined as to make something decay or cause it to be impure.
(Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
To dirty with excrement.
Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
To utter or spread slander.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
A fine crust or film on bronze or copper, usually green or greenish-blue, formed by natural oxidation and often valued as being ornamental
Any coating or film formed on any other metal by oxidation or corrosion
A green or greenish-blue poisonous compound, a basic acetate of copper, prepared by treating copper with acetic acid and used as a pigment, dye, etc.
(--- Archaic) To render impure; contaminate.
To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
To grow dim
Diminish is defined as to make something seem smaller or less important.
To change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining
To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace
To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
To cause damage to; impair:
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
To make or become muddy
To dishonor; defame.
To correct or set right; adjust:
To spoil the soundness or perfection of
To treat badly; harm.
To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
To be detrimental to; hinder or impair:
Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
To fill with prejudice or cause to judge with prejudice.
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
To strike or land on in a dispersed way:
An eye with a very dark iris
(Obs.) A touch or hit in tilting
To surpass or exceed:
To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
The definition of attack is to make an attempt to hurt someone or something (physically or verbally), to destroy someone or something, to impact someone or something in a dangerous manner, or to forcibly take someone or something.
A particular point or detail
To spot, blemish, or pollute.
(Intransitive) To become imperfect or defective.
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