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tarnish

T`ARNISH, v.t.

1. To sully; to soil by an alteration induced by the air, or by dust and the like; to diminish or destroy luster; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the brightness or beauty of color.

2. To diminish or destroy the purity of; as to tarnish reputation or honor.

T`ARNISH, v.i. To lose luster; to become dull; as, polished substances of gilding will tarnish in the course of time. Metals tarnish by oxydation.




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T`ARNISH, v.t.

1. To sully; to soil by an alteration induced by the air, or by dust and the like; to diminish or destroy luster; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the brightness or beauty of color.

2. To diminish or destroy the purity of; as to tarnish reputation or honor.

T`ARNISH, v.i. To lose luster; to become dull; as, polished substances of gilding will tarnish in the course of time. Metals tarnish by oxydation.


TARN-ISH, v.i.

To lose luster; to become dull; as, polished substances or gilding will tarnish in the course of time. Metals tarnish by oxydation.


TARN-ISH, v.t. [Fr. ternir, ternissant.]

  1. To sully; to soil by an alteration induced by the air, or by dust and the like; to diminish or destroy luster; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the brightness or beauty of color.
  2. To diminish or destroy the purity of; as, to tarnish reputation or honor.

Tar"nish
  1. To soil, or change the appearance of, especially by an alternation induced by the air, or by dust, or the like; to diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the purity of color.

    "Tarnished lace." Fuller. Used also figuratively; as, to tarnish one's honor.

    Syn. -- To sully; stain; dim.

  2. To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a foul air.

    Till thy fresh glories, which now shine so bright,
    Grow stale and tarnish with our daily sight.
    Dryden.

  3. The quality or state of being tarnished; stain; soil; blemish.
  4. A thin film on the surface of a metal, usually due to a slight alteration of the original color; as, the steel tarnish in columbite.
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Tarnish

T'ARNISH, verb transitive

1. To sully; to soil by an alteration induced by the air, or by dust and the like; to diminish or destroy luster; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the brightness or beauty of color.

2. To diminish or destroy the purity of; as to tarnish reputation or honor.

T'ARNISH, verb intransitive To lose luster; to become dull; as, polished substances of gilding will tarnish in the course of time. Metals tarnish by oxydation.

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Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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