What is the noun for stains?

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  1. A discoloured spot or area.
  2. A blemish on one's character or reputation.
  3. A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it.
  4. A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible.
  5. (heraldry) Any of a number of non-standard tinctures used in modern heraldry.
  6. Synonyms:
    1. blotch, mark, tarnish, tinge, stigma, pigment, tint, blemish, speck, splotch, dye, color, smudge, contamination, colorwash, imperfection, mottle, spot, spatter, drip, smirch, shame, discoloration, dishonor, odium, disgrace, blur, slur, brand, onus, infamy, reproach, black eye, sinister, ink spot
  1. Something that stains.
  2. One who stains or tarnishes.
  3. A workman who applies a stain to wood, etc.
  1. plural of stainer
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