Definitions for stainsteɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into a material.
a patch of color different from that of the basic color, as on the body of an animal.
a cause of reproach; stigma:
a stain on one's reputation.
a dye made into a solution for coloring woods, textiles, etc.
a reagent or dye used in treating a specimen for microscopic examination.
(v.t.)to discolor with spots or streaks of foreign matter.
to color or dye (wood, cloth, etc.).
to dye (a microscopic specimen) in order to give distinctness, produce contrast of tissues, etc.
Category: Laboratory Biology, Optics
to bring reproach or dishonor upon; blemish.
(v.i.)to produce a stain.
to become stained:
a fabric that stains easily.
Origin of stain:
1350–1400; ME steynen < ON steina to paint; in some senses aph. form of distain
stain, discoloration, discolouration(noun)
a soiled or discolored appearance
"the wine left a dark stain"
(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge(noun)
the state of being covered with unclean things
mark, stigma, brand, stain(noun)
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain(verb)
an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
"he made a huge blot on his copybook"
color with a liquid dye or tint
"Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
produce or leave stains
"Red wine stains the table cloth"
tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile(verb)
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
color for microscopic study
"The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a mark left on cloth or other material
food stains on clothes
a liquid used for giving wood color
***a deep brown stain
to leave a mark on cloth or other material
The wine stained the tablecloth.; an oil-stained cloth
to put stain on wood
We stained the fence.
A discoloured spot or area.
A blemish on one's character or reputation.
A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it.
A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible.
To discolour something
To taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation
To coat a surface with a stain
To treat a microscope specimen with a dye
Origin: From steinen, steynen, of origin, from steina, from steinn, from stainaz, from stAy-. Cognate with stan. More at stone.
to discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood
to color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to stain glass
to spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish
to cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison
to give or receive a stain; to grow dim
a discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth
a natural spot of a color different from the gound
taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach
cause of reproach; shame
a tincture; a tinge
A stain is a discoloration that can be clearly distinguished from the surface, material, or medium it is found upon. They are caused by the chemical or physical interaction of two dissimilar materials. Staining is used for biochemical research, metal staining, and art.
Translations for stain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to leave a (permanent) dirty mark or coloured patch on eg a fabric
The coffee I spilt has stained my trousers.
- mancharPortuguese (BR)
- plekki jätmaEstonian
- لك شدنFarsi
- 얼룩을 남기다Korean
- sette varige flekkerNorwegian
- a pătaRomanian
- zašpiniť, pofŕkaťSlovak
- fläcka, missfärgaSwedish
- เป็นคราบ; เปราะเปื้อนThai
- 污漬(衣服)Chinese (Trad.)
- плямувати, бруднитиUkrainian
- دھبا ڈالناUrdu
- gây vết, làm biến màuVietnamese
- 沾污（衣服）Chinese (Simp.)
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