Maculate



[adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt] /adjective ˈmæk yə lɪt; verb ˈmæk yəˌleɪt/

adjective
1.
spotted; stained.
2.
Archaic. defiled; impure.
verb (used with object), maculated, maculating. Archaic.
3.
to mark with a spot or spots; stain.
4.
to sully or pollute.
verb (ˈmækjʊˌleɪt)
1.
(transitive) to spot, stain, or pollute
adjective (ˈmækjʊlɪt)
2.
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.

maculate mac·u·late (māk’yə-lāt’)
v. mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing, mac·u·lates
To spot or blemish. adj. (-lĭt)
Spotted or blotched.

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