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tarnish
as in:  tarnished silver


The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
  undesired loss of shine or spotting on a metal surface
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  • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
  • The cleaner removes tarnish on contact.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   tarnish [4]
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