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Noun
A substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something
Noun
Plural for a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
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“If the shirt has been cycled through a dryer, the stain may be more difficult to remove.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for an insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult them or damage their reputation
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Plural for impurity
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Plural for the expression of disapproval or disappointment
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.”
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To tarnish with something 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 or add 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 sully the good name of someone
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“But if an adversary should stain my reputation with injurious falsehoods, how am I to obtain redress?”
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To put a coating on, especially as a final touch
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To lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
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To make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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