Etymology
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maculate (adj.)

"spotted, marked with spots," late 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare "to make spotted, to speckle," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). Maculate conception is attested by 1756.

maculate (v.)

early 15c., maculaten "to spoil, pollute, defile," from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare "to make spotted, to speckle," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). Literal meaning "to spot, stain" is by 1640s. Related: Maculated; maculating.

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Definitions of maculate
1
maculate (v.)
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically;
Synonyms: tarnish / stain / sully / defile
maculate (v.)
spot, stain, or pollute;
Synonyms: foul / befoul / defile
2
maculate (adj.)
morally blemished; stained or impure;
Synonyms: defiled
maculate (adj.)
spotted or blotched;
From wordnet.princeton.edu