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NOUN   tarnish | -
VERB   to tarnish | tarnished | tarnished
tarnishing | tarnishes
SYNO to defile | to maculate | to stain | ...
deslustrarseto tarnish [metal]
mancillar algo [fig.] [reputació]to tarnish sth. [fig.] [reputation]
deslustrar algoto tarnish sth. [metal]
mancha {f} [en metal]tarnish [on metal]
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Usage Examples English
  • A Zimbabwe government spokesman described the calls as spurious and "an attempt to tarnish the image of the president and country".
  • Silverware can be freed of silver sulfide tarnish with thiourea, and either hydrochloric or sulfuric acid.
  • Any persons with skin or eye contact with PhostrEx should rinse the affected area with water as soon as possible. PhostrEx is not very corrosive to metals, but it can tarnish.
  • Thapa later claimed that he borrowed the money for his personal use, and such a revelation would not tarnish the image of Nepal and Nepali football.
  • In sterling silver alloys, for instance, it reduces firescale, increases tarnish resistance, and improves precipitation hardening.
  • Further, the organisation filed complaints with the Press Council of India against 10 newspapers—both Hindi and English—for their attempts to tarnish the image of the PFI.
  • For I'll tarnish their laurels," says Master McGrath.
  • Aluminum mirror coatings were used in later unsealed designs because they did not tarnish even though they have a lower reflectivity than silver.
  • Jewelry cleaning is the practice of removing dirt or tarnish from jewelry to improve its appearance.
  • From 1805 the use of hymnals not issued by the Book Room was banned, and in 1807 Camp Meetings were condemned. Through discipline they hoped to evade the tarnish of disloyalty.
  • Atmospheric pollutants can tarnish or corrode metal objects.
  • Brasso is a metal polish designed to remove tarnish from brass, copper, chrome and stainless steel. It is available either directly as a liquid or as an impregnated wadding pad.
  • Jayalalithaa's opponents in politics circulated a still from "Vairam" showing her as a cabaret dancer to tarnish her image.
  • Bola Tinubu claimed that the documentary film was politically sponsored in order to tarnish his reputation as a Nigerian politician.
  • Tarnish actually preserves the underlying metal in outdoor use, and in this form is called patina.
  • Gold lace and braiding was a popular option for military uniforms because it resisted tarnish, unlike other metal laces.
  • Coming on the heels of the failure of "The Great Moment", these further flops, disappointments and setbacks served to tarnish the once stellar reputation of the golden boy of Hollywood.
  • In 1972, the Wallace Collection sought the help of the British Museum Research Laboratory to investigate the tarnishing of gold snuff boxes after they had been on display for only a few months.
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