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Adjective: maculate  ma-kyu-lut
Usage: literary
  1. Morally blemished; stained or impure
    - defiled
  2. Spotted or blotched
Verb: maculate  ma-kyu-lut
Usage: literary
  1. Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
    "The silver was maculated by the long exposure to the air";
    - tarnish, stain, sully, defile, soil
  2. Spoil, spot, stain, or pollute
    "The townspeople maculated the river by emptying raw sewage into it";
    - foul, befoul, defile

Derived forms: maculates, maculated, maculating

See also: dirty, impure, soiled, unclean

Type of: attaint [archaic], blob, blot, disgrace, dishonor [US], dishonour [Brit, Cdn], fleck, shame, spot