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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarnish \Tar"nish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tarnished; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Tarnishing.] [F. ternir, fr. OHG. tarnen to darken,
     to conceal, hide; akin to OS. dernian to hide, AS. dernan,
     dyrnan, OHG. tarni hidden, OS. derni, AS. derne, dyrne. Cf.
     Dern, a., and see -ish.]
     To soil, or change the appearance of, especially by an
     alternation induced by the air, or by dust, or the like; to
     diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as, to
     tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the purity of
     color. "Tarnished lace." --Fuller. Used also figuratively;
     as, to tarnish one's honor.
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     Syn: To sully; stain; dim.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarnish \Tar"nish\, v. i.
     To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a
     foul air.
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           Till thy fresh glories, which now shine so bright,
           Grow stale and tarnish with our daily sight. --Dryden.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tarnish \Tar"nish\, n.
     1. The quality or state of being tarnished; stain; soil;
        blemish.
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     2. (Min.) A thin film on the surface of a metal, usually due
        to a slight alteration of the original color; as, the
        steel tarnish in columbite.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  tarnish
       n : discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
       v : 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" [syn: stain, maculate,
            sully, defile]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "tarnish":
     achromatize, asperse, aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy,
     bar sinister, baton, bedaub, befoul, begrime, benasty,
     bend sinister, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besoil, bespatter,
     bestain, black eye, black mark, blacken, blanch, bleach, blemish,
     bloodstain, blot, blotch, blow upon, blur, brand, broad arrow,
     call names, calumniate, censure, champain, contaminate, corrupt,
     dab, damage, darken, daub, debase, decolor, decolorize, defame,
     defile, degrade, denigrate, dim, dirty, disapprove, discolor,
     disgrace, dishonor, disparage, disparagement, drain,
     drain of color, dull, embarrass, engage in personalities, etiolate,
     expose, expose to infamy, eyesore, fade, fleck, flick, flyspeck,
     foul, fume, gibbet, grime, hang in effigy, harm, heap dirt upon,
     hurt, impair, imputation, infect, injure, macula, maculation,
     macule, mar, mark, mark of Cain, mess, mess up, muckrake, muddy,
     nasty, onus, pale, patch, peroxide, pillory, pillorying,
     point champain, pollute, prejudice, reflection, reprimand,
     reproach, revile, ruin, scorch, sear, singe, slander, slubber,
     slur, smear, smirch, smoke, smooch, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch,
     soil, spatter, speck, speckle, splash, splatter, splotch, spoil,
     spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize, sully,
     taint, tar, throw mud at, tone down, vilify, vitiate, wash out,
     whiten  
     

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