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synonyms for tarnishes

  • damage
  • defame
  • dim
  • dull
  • embarrass
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impair
  • mar
  • muddy
  • pollute
  • smear
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tar
  • befoul
  • begrime
  • blacken
  • blemish
  • blot
  • contaminate
  • darken
  • defile
  • discolor
  • disgrace
  • grime
  • injure
  • pale
  • rust
  • slander
  • smudge
  • soil
  • spot
  • vitiate
  • lose luster
  • lose shine
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antonyms for tarnishes

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  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • clean
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • please
  • beautify
  • brighten
  • cure
  • honor
  • lighten
  • praise
  • purify
  • whiten
  • polish
  • uncorrupt
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How to use tarnishes in a sentence

It soon tarnishes in the air, but water has no effect upon it.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
This metal tarnishes, but does not properly rust, by exposure to the air.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
The man who stains the purity of a woman tarnishes his own soul.
WISE OR OTHERWISELYDIA LEAVITT
It is permanent in air when dry, but sulphuretted hydrogen quickly tarnishes it, producing coloured films.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
Sulphureted hydrogen gas, which so readily tarnishes silver, has no action upon this metal.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 467, DECEMBER 13, 1884VARIOUS
Not a stain tarnishes the bright lustre of his public fame or private character.
SAGES AND HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONL. CARROLL JUDSON
For silver tooling aluminium leaf may be used, as silver leaf tarnishes very quickly.
BOOKBINDING, AND THE CARE OF BOOKSDOUGLAS COCKERELL
Even if silverware is not used, it tarnishes, especially in towns, because there is so much sulphureted hydrogen in the air.
DIGGERS IN THE EARTHEVA MARCH TAPPAN
It tarnishes, though not so easily as copper; but a coat of varnish will protect it till the varnish wears off.
DIGGERS IN THE EARTHEVA MARCH TAPPAN
Yet to carry out such a figure in detail, as Sir Charles Sedley set himself to do, tarnishes the sudden glory of the opening.
STYLEWALTER RALEIGH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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