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Sample Sentences Using
tarnish -- as in: tarnished silver
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as in: tarnished silver Define
undesired loss of shine or spotting on a metal surface
  • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
  • The cleaner removes tarnish on contact.
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as in: tarnished silver Define
undesired loss of shine or spotting on a metal surface
as in: tarnished her reputation Define
damage -- usually to reputation or image
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