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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mac·u·late /ˈmækjələt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mac·u·late /ˈmækjələt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mac·u·late v. t.  To spot; to stain; to blur.
    Maculate the honor of their people.   --Sir T. Elyot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mac·u·late a.  Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: morally blemished; stained or impure [syn: defiled]
      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,
            sully, defile]
      2: spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river
         by emptying raw sewage into it" [syn: foul, befoul, defile]