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  1. [verb] make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; 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"
    Synonyms: tarnish, stain, sully, defile

  2. [verb] spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
    Synonyms: foul, befoul, defile

  3. [adjective] morally blemished; stained or impure
    Synonyms: defiled

  4. [adjective] spotted or blotched


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