Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare (“to spot”).
maculate (third-person singular simple present maculates, present participle maculating, simple past and past participle maculated)
- To spot; to stain; to blur.
- Sir T. Elyot
- Maculate the honour of their people.
To spot; to stain; to blur
maculate (comparative more maculate, superlative most maculate)
- Marked with spots or maculae; blotched.
- Defiled; impure.
- 1998 May 25, in The New Republic:
- [Les Misérables is] about the struggle of a mistreated man as he rises to the top, along with a mortal conflict between this maculate virtuous man and an immaculate pursuing demon.
Marked with spots or maculae; blotched
- Feminine plural form of maculato
- vocative masculine singular of maculātus