Associations to the word «Stain»


STAIN, noun. A discoloured spot or area.
STAIN, noun. A blemish on one's character or reputation.
STAIN, noun. A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it.
STAIN, noun. A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible.
STAIN, verb. To discolour something
STAIN, verb. To taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation
STAIN, verb. To coat a surface with a stain
STAIN, verb. (cytology) To treat a microscope specimen with a dye, especially one that dyes specific features
STAIN, verb. To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.

Dictionary definition

STAIN, noun. A soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain".
STAIN, noun. (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible.
STAIN, noun. The state of being covered with unclean things.
STAIN, noun. A symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis.
STAIN, noun. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook".
STAIN, verb. 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, verb. Produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth".
STAIN, verb. 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, verb. Color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen".

Wise words

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Blaise Pascal