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Verb
Make or become less valuable or respected
“But it's nonsense to suggest that they tarnish the lustre of the work that they're following.”
Verb
Lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
“Readers reminded us that gold, which does not tarnish or corrode, is used in contacts and connectors in telephones, computers, and other electronic products.”
Verb
To oxidize or discolor due to oxidation
Noun
A film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal
“Slightly battered and worn down, it was quite obvious that some of them had been reforged and repaired, judging by the varying degrees of tarnish upon them.”
Noun
Damage or harm done to something
“Slowly but surely, with this influence, Jeanne begins to gain some prestige and some of the tarnish of her name begins to fade away.”
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