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    stain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stain

    Definition
    (noun) a soiled or discolored appearance
    Example Sentence
    • the wine left a dark stain
    Definition
    (noun) (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible Definition
    (noun) the state of being covered with unclean things
    Synonyms : dirt , filth , grease , grime , grunge , soil
    Definition
    (noun) a symbol of disgrace or infamy
    Synonyms : brand , mark , stigma
    Example Sentence
    • And the Lord set a mark upon Cain
    Definition
    (noun) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    Synonyms : blot , smear , smirch , spot
    Example Sentence
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook
    Definition
    (verb) color with a liquid dye or tint
    Example Sentence
    • Stain this table a beautiful walnut color
    • people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages
    Definition
    (verb) produce or leave stains
    Example Sentence
    • Red wine stains the table cloth
    Definition
    (verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    Synonyms : defile , maculate , sully , tarnish
    Example Sentence
    • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
    • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man
    Definition
    (verb) color for microscopic study
    Example Sentence
    • The laboratory worker dyed the specimen
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