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blemish

noun uk   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/ us  

blemish noun (MARK)

[C] a mark on something that spoils its appearance: freckles, scars, and other minor skin blemishes

blemish noun (FAULT)

[C or U] a fault in a person's character: Is any politician's record without blemish on this issue?

blemish

verb [T] uk   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/ us  
to spoil something: This latest revelation has seriously blemished the governor's reputation.
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