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stain

stain

 
 
pronunciation:
steIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spot or colored mark.
The wine spilled and left a stain on the carpet.
synonyms:
spot
definition 2: a liquid used to change the color of wood.
We used a dark stain on the table.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stained, staining, stains
definition 1: to leave a spot or mark on something.
The grass stained her pants.
definition 2: to give a new color to.
I stained the old chair.
similar words:
finish, tint
derivations: stainable (adj.), stained (adj.), stainability (n.), stainer (n.)
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  • stained:
    having a stain.
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