maculate

[ adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF maculate

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Josephina owns one unchanging dress, septic, maculate and repellent.

We are maculate, and it is given to no man to probe the mystery of existence.

His heavy, blunt hand fumbled under the maculate apron; his chest heaved with a sudden, tempestuous breathing.

Maculate -ed: spotted or marked with figures of any shape, of a color different from the ground.

WORD ORIGIN

"spotted," late 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare "to make spotted, to speckle," from macula "spot, stain" (see macula). Middle English also had maculation "sexual defilement, sinning" (late 15c.).

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