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discolour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours
discolourdis‧col‧our British English, discolor American English /dɪsˈkʌlə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 CCMARKto change colour, or to make something change colour, so that it looks unattractive 🔊 Once cut, apples quickly discolour.
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discolourReject any that are even slightly soft or in any way discoloured.Stainless steel cutlery Can discolour and pit if left coated with food, so use the pre-wash cycle.They were housed in a type of guttering that had discoloured and so much of the light was lost.Over the years this must have harmed his chest, as it had already badly discoloured his teeth.Leaking, discoloured, swollen, rusty or corroded batteries should never be used.Blood from his head discoloured the blue tiling pattern of the plastic liner around him.In ditches and damp springs, you may sometimes notice that the water is discoloured to a strong shade of orange.When buying, avoid cheese that is discoloured under the rind.
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Verb table
discolour (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydiscolour (BrE)
he, she, itdiscolours (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydiscoloured (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave discoloured
he, she, ithas discoloured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad discoloured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill discolour
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have discoloured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam discolouring
he, she, itis discolouring
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you, we, theyare discolouring
Past
I, he, she, itwas discolouring
you, we, theywere discolouring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been discolouring
he, she, ithas been discolouring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been discolouring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be discolouring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been discolouring
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