Meaning of tarnish
Pronunciation: (tär'nish), [key]
- to dull the luster of (a metallic surface), esp. by oxidation; discolor.
- to diminish or destroy the purity of; stain; sully: The scandal tarnished his reputation.
- to grow dull or discolored; lose luster.
- to become sullied.
- a tarnished coating.
- tarnished condition; discoloration; alteration of the luster of a metal.
- a stain or blemish.
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