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 for maculate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maculate \Mac"u*late\, v. t. [L. maculatus, p. p. of maculare to
     spot. See Macula, and cf. Macule, v.]
     To spot; to stain; to blur.
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           Maculate the honor of their people.      --Sir T.
                                                    Elyot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maculate \Mac"u*late\, a. [L. maculatus, p. p.]
     Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled;
     impure; as, most maculate thoughts. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maculate
      adj 1: morally blemished; stained or impure [syn: defiled,
             maculate]
      2: spotted or blotched
      v 1: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used
           metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long
           exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the
           affair with a married man" [syn: tarnish, stain,
           maculate, sully, defile]
      2: spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river
         by emptying raw sewage into it" [syn: foul, befoul,
         defile, maculate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "maculate":
     besmirched, bespangled, bespeckled, blotched, blotchy, defiled,
     dotted, dotty, flea-bitten, flecked, fleckered, frecked,
     freckle-faced, freckled, freckly, impure, indecent, macular,
     maculated, patchy, peppered, pocked, pockmarked, pocky, pointille,
     pointillistic, polka-dot, punctated, smirched, soiled, spangled,
     spattered, specked, speckled, speckledy, speckly, splashed,
     splattered, splotched, splotchy, spotted, spotty, sprinkled,
     stippled, studded, sullied, tainted, unchaste, unclean, unvirginal,
     unvirtuous
  
  

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