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Definition of "maculation" []

  • The act of spotting or staining or the condition of being spotted or stained. (noun)
  • The spotted markings of a plant or an animal, such as the spots of the leopard. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maculation" in a sentence
  • "If anything, Mr. Kucinich spares the Karzai cartel and his family the public maculation they've truly earned."
  • "Meticulose - us: is a maculation in the form of a series of colored flames."
  • "Panorpatae: = Mecoptera; q.v. Pantherine: in color, almost like cervinus; q.v.: in maculation, like those of a panther."