blemishing (part of speech: verb)
distorting, blotting, deforming, dotting, discoloring, splotching, scuffing, blistering, staining, specking, disfiguring, tainting, spoiling, scraping, gashing, checking, nicking, spotting, tarnishing, abrading, cracking, hurting, flawing, scoring, notching, flecking, freckling, chipping, marking, defacing, damaging, kinking, slitting, scratching, marring, blemishing, fracturing, scarring, defecting
- During the spring term she had measles which left her with a hacking cough, and she did not regain her lost weight. - "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
- Hacking puzzled his brains to account for this generous whim, and at last decided that Mark must be " gone" on his sister Edith. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
- The dried leaves of the Mullein plant, if smoked in an ordinary tobacco pipe, will completely control the hacking cough of consumption; and they can be employed with equal benefit, when made into cigarettes, for asthma, and for spasmodic coughs in general. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.