maculating

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