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Noun
A colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
“If the shirt has been cycled through a dryer, the stain may be more difficult to remove.”
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A blemish on one's character or reputation
“It is a story of savage in-fighting which has left a bloody stain on the club's reputation.”
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A penetrative dye or chemical used in coloring a material or object
“The owners painted the ceiling off-white and applied a stain to the rustic beams to make them look like driftwood.”
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Public disgrace arising from shameful conduct
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A substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
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A constituent which impairs the purity of something
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The expression of disapproval or disappointment
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A slight trace of something
Verb
To mark or discolor with something that is not easily removed
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“Some foods can stain teeth, as of course can smoking.”
Verb
To affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
“Indeed, he moaned so constantly during the journey, sitting as he was on a rusty stool, so as to permanently stain his reputation as a man.”
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To give color or a different color to
“First, stain the wood with blue aniline, then with a saturated solution of spirit crimson or grenadine, which is a magenta red.”
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To bring shame or discredit on
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To put a coating on, especially as a final touch
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To make dark, dim, or indistinct
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Gradually deteriorate, especially through neglect
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