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KK Pronunciation

〔 sten 〕


〔 stein 〕

Overview of noun stain

The noun stain has 5 senses

  • stain, discoloration, discolouration -- (a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain")

  • stain -- ((microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible)

  • dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge -- (the state of being covered with unclean things)

  • mark, stigma, brand, stain -- (a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis)

  • blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain -- (an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook")

Overview of verb stain

The verb stain has 4 senses

  • stain -- (color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages")

  • stain -- (produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth")

  • tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile -- (make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man")

  • stain -- (color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen")