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maculation (n.)

late 15c., maculacioun, "sexual defilement, sinning," from Latin maculationem (nominative maculatio) "a spotting," noun of action from past-participle stem of maculare "to make spotted," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). In English, the literal meaning "act of spotting, a staining with spots, state of being spotted, pattern of spots on a plant or animal" is by 1707. Nares, in his "Glossary" of Shakespeare's words (1822) calls it "an uncommon word, not so properly obsolete, as never thoroughly in use."

updated on October 27, 2018

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Definitions of maculation from WordNet

maculation (n.)
a small contrasting part of something;
Synonyms: spot / speckle / dapple / patch / fleck
maculation (n.)
the act of spotting or staining something;
Synonyms: staining / spotting
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