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Definitions of stain:
  • noun:   a soiled or discolored appearance
    Example: "The wine left a dark stain"
  • noun:   (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  • noun:   a symbol of disgrace or infamy
  • noun:   an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  • noun:   the state of being covered with unclean things
  • verb:   color for microscopic study
  • verb:   color with a liquid dye or tint
    Example: "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"
  • verb:   produce or leave stains
    Example: "Red wine stains the table cloth"
  • verb:   make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #36765)

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