Definitions for: Maculate

[adj] spotted or blotched
[adj] morally blemished; stained or impure
[v] spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
[v] make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air, of metals; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mac"u*late, v. t. [L. maculatus, p. p. of maculare to
spot. See Macula, and cf. Macule, v.]
To spot; to stain; to blur.

Maculate the honor of their people. --Sir T.

Mac"u*late, a. [L. maculatus, p. p.]
Marked with spots or macul[ae]; blotched; hence, defiled;
impure; as, most maculate thoughts. --Shak.

Synonyms: befoul, defile, defile, defiled, dirty, foul, impure, soiled, sully, tarnish, unclean

See Also: attaint, blob, blot, darken, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, fleck, shame, spot

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