maculate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare (to spot).

Verb[edit]

maculate (third-person singular simple present maculates, present participle maculating, simple past and past participle maculated)

  1. To spot; to stain; to blur.
    • Sir T. Elyot
      Maculate the honour of their people.

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Adjective[edit]

maculate (comparative more maculate, superlative most maculate)

  1. Marked with spots or maculae; blotched.
  2. 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.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maculate

  1. feminine plural of maculato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

maculāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of maculātus