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Blemish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    blemish n : a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish" [syn: defect, mar] v
  1. mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue" [syn: deface, disfigure]
  2. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" [syn: spot]
  3. add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective [syn: flaw]
Blemish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Blemish \Blem"ish\, n.; pl. Blemishes. Any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation. He shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish. --Lev. xiv. 10. The reliefs of an envious man are those little blemishes and imperfections that discover themselves in an illustrious character. --Spectator. Syn: Spot; speck; flaw; deformity; stain; defect; fault; taint; reproach; dishonor; imputation; disgrace.
Blemish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Blemish \Blem"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blemished; p. pr. & vb. n. Blemishing.] [OE. blemissen, blemishen, OF. blemir, blesmir, to strike, injure, soil, F. bl[^e]mir to grow pale, fr. OF. bleme, blesme, pale, wan, F. bl[^e]me, prob. fr. Icel bl[=a]man the livid color of a wound, fr. bl[=a]r blue; akin to E. blue. OF. blemir properly signifies to beat one (black and) blue, and to render blue or dirty. See Blue.]
  1. To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind. Sin is a soil which blemisheth the beauty of thy soul. --Brathwait.
  2. To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame. There had nothing passed between us that might blemish reputation. --Oldys.

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  • Blemish: Blemish may refer to: A minor imperfection. For skin imperfection, see Acne vulgaris Blemish (album) a music album from David Sylvian ...
  • Blemish (album): Blemish is David Sylvian 's first solo album since 1999’s Dead Bees on a Cake . It is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. ...
  • Blemish (band): Blemish was a Brazil ian alternative rock band active from 1998 to 2004. Stemming from Sao Jose dos Campos , the band’s original lineup ...

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    High resolution digital photos are great for most purposes, but can be a little cruel for portrait shots, where every skin imperfection is suddenly blown up in extreme detail. Some photo editors have "beautifying" modules to help clean such problems, or you can often fix them yourself with a little painting or clone work. Free Photo Blemish Remover is an Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
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    Ottilie & Lulu, a New York-based beauty brand aimed at teen and tween girls, has added numerous new items to its product line, including cleansers, moisturizers, sun protection solutions and even blemish ... Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
  • Sunbed addict left with hole in face after nose blemish turned out to be skin cancer
    A small blemish on the nose of a sunbed addict turned out to be skin cancer and left her with a hole in her face after it was removed. Jo Irving, 32, started using sunbeds when she was just 14-years-old and would regularly use them five times a week , including throughout her pregnancy. Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'

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