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Tarnish appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Trade ill-used art; trade pared art; trade tarnish to moths in rated art; trade raped art; trade sullied art.
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Definition of the noun tarnish

What does tarnish mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tarnishes

  1. discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

Alternative definition of the noun tarnish

noun

  1. Oxidation or discoloration, especially of a decorative metal exposed to air.

Definition of the verb tarnish

What does tarnish mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tarnished | tarnishing | tarnishes

  1. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

Alternative definition of the verb tarnish

verb

  1. To oxidize or discolor due to oxidation.
  2. To soil, sully, damage or compromise

Character

Tarnish is a fictional character from the 2000 film Thrill Kill Jack in Hale Manor.

Writings

"Tarnish" is a book by Gilbert Emery.

  • also known as "Tarnish; a play in three acts"

Miscellanea

Tarnish is a theater production.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tarnish

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Google previewDental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach (2012)

by Donna Phinney, Judy Halstead

Tarnish is the discoloration of the surface, and corrosion is the deterioration of the surface. The combination (admixed) and the spherical high copper amalgams are less susceptible to corrosion. Careful finishing and polishing of amalgams ...

Google previewJanice VanCleave's Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids (2007)

by Janice VanCleave

Tarnish is the result of a chemical change, and it can be removed by a chemical change such as occurs with an acid. An acid is a sour-tasting chemical that forms salt and water when mixed with a base (a bittertasting chemical, including metal ...

Google previewConstruction Materials (1991)

Types, Uses and Applications by Caleb Hornbostel

Tarnish is a surface film; while the resulting discoloration may be unsightly, no damage is done to the metal. When the interior of the metal is affected, the corrosion process may lead to mechanical failure of the metal part. The rusting of iron ...

Google previewChloramine Effects on Distribution System Materials (1993)

by Steve Harold Reiber, American Water Works Association

The tarnish is the result of environmental attack on the metal and may consist of oxides, sulfates, carbonates, or other corrosion products. These nonmetallic products act as a barrier to metallic continuity and must be removed. The flux, which is ...

Google previewASVAB AFQT For Dummies (2009)

by Rod Powers

Tarnish is a verb that means to dirty , defame, or corrupt. . (C) Tremendous is an adjective that means overwhelming or awe-inspiring. . (B) Sanctity is used as a noun; it means holiness or godliness.

Google previewDental Materials (2015)

Properties and Manipulation by John M. Powers, John C. Wataha

ALERT Tarnish is a surface reaction of metals in the mouth from components in saliva or foods. Temporary aluminum alloy crown Oral fluids Gold alloy crown FIG 2-1 Diagrammatic sketch of opposing teeth with a gold crown and a temporary ...

Google previewDelmar's Dental Assisting (2003)

A Comprehensive Approach by Donna J. Phinney, Judy H. Halstead

Tarnish is the discoloration of the surface, and corrosion is the deterioration of the surface. The combination (admixed) and the spherical high copper amalgams are less susceptible to corrosion. Careful finishing and polishing of amalgams ...

Google previewCHEM 2, Chemistry in Your World (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Tarnish is a thin layer of ...

Google previewLecture Notes in Chemistry 1 (Harvard College). (1882)

Descriptive chemistry by Arthur Prescott Lothrop, Archibald Livingston Hodges

It tarnishes slightly, but does not rust, and is therefore a noble metal. The usual tarnish is the sulphide, which is blacker than the chloride. We should expect its compounds to be unstable, and so they are, except the sulphate. Melted Ag absorbs ...

Google previewPhillips' Science of Dental Materials - E-Book (2014)

by Kenneth J. Anusavice, Chiayi Shen, H. Ralph Rawls

TARNISH AND CORROSION Tarnish is a surface discoloration on a metal or a slight loss or alteration of the surface finish or luster. In the oral environment, tarnish often occurs from the formation of deposits on the surface of a restoration.

Google previewLecture Notes in Chemistry 1 (Harvard College)

by A.L. Hodges

It tarnishes slightly, but does not rust, and is therefore a noble metal. The usual tarnish is the sulphide, which is blacker than the chloride. We should expect its compounds to be unstable, and so they ...

Google previewIntroduction to Dental Materials - E-Book (2014)

by Richard Van Noort

Tarnish is a surface discoloration due to the formation of hard and soft deposits, e.g. sulphides and chlorides. Tarnish does not cause a deterioration of the material itself, but can be unsightly, and is easily removed from the surface by polishing ...

Google previewDental Materials - E-Book (2014)

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists by Carol Dixon Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, William F. Bird

Tarnish is an oxidation that attacks the surface of the amalgam and extends slightly below the surface. It results from contact with oxygen, chlorides, and sulfides in the mouth. It causes a dark, dull appearance, but it is not very destructive to the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Tarnish is removed by polishing. See also CORROSION.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Three-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy

Point out the tarnish on the sponge. 3. Rub the polished area with the dry cloth, pointing out the shine. 4. Encourage the children to take turns polishing the spoon. 5. If desired, polish other silver items. 6. This activity seems almost like magic, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1858)

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Tin-white to pale lead-gray, sometimes with an iridescent tarnish. Lustre rather brilliant. In the closed tube it gives a sublimate of metallic arsenic ; in other respects acts like smaltine. Chem. com. 79 arsenic, and 21 cobalt.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To TARNISH. v. a. sternir, French.] To fully ; to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1858)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

Tin-white to pale lead-gray, sometimes with an iridescent tarnish. Lustre rather brilliant. In the closed tube it givesa sublimate of metallic arsenic; in other respects acts like smaltine. Chem. com. 79 arsenic, and 21 cobalt.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* To TARNISH, v. a. [ternir, French.] To fully ; to ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Michael D. Larrañaga, Richard J. Lewis, Sr., Robert A. Lewis

tarnish. A reaction product that occurs readily at room temperature between metallic silver and sulfur in any form. The well-known black film that appears on silverware results from reaction between atmospheric sulfur ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

anown, plural tariffs tarnish verb To make or become dull in color or luster: ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

Pavonime, or Peacock-tail tarnish. This is an assemblage of yellow, green, blue, red, and brown colours, on a yellow ground. The colours are nearly equal in proportion, and are never precisely distinct, but always pass more or less into one ...

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Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.
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Scrabble value of T1A1R1N1I1S1H4

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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