Definition of Maculate

1. Verb. Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically. "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

Exact synonyms: Defile, Stain, Sully, Tarnish
Generic synonyms: Blob, Blot, Fleck, Spot
Specialized synonyms: Darken
Derivative terms: Macula, Maculation, Stain, Stain, Tarnish

2. Adjective. Morally blemished; stained or impure.
Exact synonyms: Defiled
Similar to: Impure

3. Verb. Spot, stain, or pollute. "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
Exact synonyms: Befoul, Defile, Foul
Generic synonyms: Attaint, Disgrace, Dishonor, Dishonour, Shame
Derivative terms: Befoulment, Defilement, Defiler, Macula, Maculation

4. Adjective. Spotted or blotched.
Similar to: Dirty, Soiled, Unclean

Definition of Maculate

1. v. t. To spot; to stain; to blur.

2. a. Marked with spots or maculæ; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts.

Definition of Maculate

1. Verb. To spot; to stain; to blur. ¹

2. Adjective. Marked with spots or maculae; blotched. ¹

3. Adjective. Defiled; impure. ¹

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Definition of Maculate

1. to mark with spots [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maculate

macular amyloidosis
macular area
macular arteries
macular atrophy
macular coloboma
macular degeneration
macular drusen
macular dystrophy
macular erythema
macular evasion
macular fasciculus
macular leprosy
macular retinopathy
macular syphilid
maculate (current term)

Literary usage of Maculate

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1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... and the young —probably maculate Flycatcher, Latham. Turra, H. Inhabits India generally ; rare ) the S. : extremely common in L. Bengal. ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Guizot (François), Léopold Delisle (1853)
"maculate virgin. The city of Rome, which from its very foundation carried its fasces in triumph over all its neighbours, and which, by God's providence, ..."

3. Essay Towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English. by Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Saṅs-rgyas-phun-tshogs (1834)
"'tjx, va to maculate, stain, spot ; v. power. j, adj. powerful. , adj. potent, having power. z«ix, v" a- to rei§nt govern. , to empower, inaugurate, ordain. ..."

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