v. dis·col·ored, dis·col·or·ing, dis·col·ors
To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
To become altered or spoiled in color.
[Middle English discolouren, from Old French discolerer : des-, dis- + colourer, to color (from Latin colōrāre, from color, color; see COLOR).]
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