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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: blemir 'to make pale, injure'

blemish

2 verb
     
blemish2 [transitive often passive]
to spoil the beauty or appearance of something, so that it is not perfect [↪ unblemished]
blemished adjective

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