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to destroy or diminish the perfection of:
The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions.
a mark that detracts from appearance, as a pimple or a scar.
a defect or flaw; stain; blight:
a blemish on his record.
Historical Examples

A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris
The Fables of Phdrus Phaedrus
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
Prairie Gold Various
The Tatler, Volume 3 Various
The Apple Various
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre
A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4) Richard Baxter
Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume II Charles Henry Mackintosh

a defect; flaw; stain
(transitive) to flaw the perfection of; spoil; tarnish


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