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Verb: tarnish  taa(r)-nish
  1. Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air";
    - stain, maculate, sully, defile
Noun: tarnish  taa(r)-nish
  1. Discolouration of metal surface caused by oxidation

Derived forms: tarnished, tarnishes, tarnishing

Type of: blob, blot, discoloration, discolouration [Brit, Cdn], fleck, spot, stain

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