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Definition of blemish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blemish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blemish
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃ//
 
he / she / it blemishes
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃɪz//
 
past simple blemished
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃt//
 
past participle blemished
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃt//
 
-ing form blemishing
BrE BrE//ˈblemɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblemɪʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] blemish something (formal) to spoil something that is beautiful or perfect in all other ways Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): from Old French ble(s)miss-, lengthened stem of ble(s)mir ‘make pale, injure’; probably of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blemish

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