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(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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“Read the care label to make sure that you don't burn or tarnish the fabric while ironing.”
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Present participle for to lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
“Gold was valued from ancient times because it did not tarnish or rust like other metals.”
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Present participle for to cause to become soiled or dirty
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“Shana shuffled forward on her knees, careful not to tarnish her dress as she did so on the mossy ground.”
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Present participle for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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“These letters contained several humorous depictions that would tarnish the family's reputation, perhaps irreparably.”
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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Present participle for to wear away or destroy gradually
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Present participle for to lose, or cause to lose, color or brightness
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Present participle for to eat away by degrees
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Present participle for to make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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A mark or discoloration, especially that caused by impact or the application of pressure
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The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material or substances
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A shameful act or quality that damages an otherwise good character or reputation
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The tarnishing or discoloration of a hue or appearance
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Chemical process causing decomposition or rust formation, resulting in oxidation of a substance
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