Meaning of STAIN in English

STAIN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a coffee stain (= a mark left by coffee or a coffee cup )

The table was covered in coffee stains.

a stained glass window (= made of pieces of coloured glass )

The church has fine medieval stained glass windows.

grass stains (= marks on clothing caused by grass )

It's going to be difficult to get the grass stains out of these trousers.

leave a mark/stain/scar etc

The wine had left a permanent mark on the tablecloth.

shift...stain

a new washing powder that will shift any stain

stained glass (= glass of different colours used in windows )

He designed the stained glass windows of Coventry Cathedral.

stained glass

stained glass windows

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

blood

Eating flesh was unholy, and blood would stain an altar; only meal and grain were acceptable for food and sacrifice.

Despite the gravity of the situation I can see Grant wondering if the blood will stain the seat's white plastic.

It was his blood that stained her dress and face and she was glad.

Other arms took on the burden, and blood stained richly on the sleeves of Holly's tunic.

eosin

Within one to two months, the newly grown tumours were removed and their representative sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin .

One section was stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological evaluation.

The biopsies were fixed in formalin and stained with haematoxylin and eosin .

Consecutive sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological evaluation of in-situ hybridisation results.

Longitudinal sections along the duodenum were stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological examination.

The first serial section from each block was stained by haematoxylin and eosin .

Paraffin sections were cut at three levels and stained with haematoxylin and eosin .

The paraffin sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin .

haematoxylin

Within one to two months, the newly grown tumours were removed and their representative sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin.

One section was stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological evaluation.

The biopsies were fixed in formalin and stained with haematoxylin and eosin.

Consecutive sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological evaluation of in-situ hybridisation results.

Longitudinal sections along the duodenum were stained with haematoxylin and eosin for histological examination.

The first serial section from each block was stained by haematoxylin and eosin.

Paraffin sections were cut at three levels and stained with haematoxylin and eosin.

The paraffin sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin.

window

And new stained glass in the windows .

Wire mesh covered the stained and permanently soiled windows .

Rays of afternoon light poured through the stained glass windows , drenching the sanctuary with splashes of color.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

paint/nail varnish/stain etc remover

If they are undamaged remove the polish with nail varnish remover .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

She hoped the blood from the cut on her arm would not stain her blouse.

Sweat stained his dusty cowboy hat.

The blackberry juice had stained their clothes and fingers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A sudden gust of rain dashed against the red bricks that were already stained in patches by water.

Her fingers were stained with dirt, her nail varnish chipped.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

dark

Dead fish formed glittering patches of colour against the dark water stain .

Her dress is pushed up above her hips, there is a dark stain between her legs.

There were rows of crumpled rags with dark stains .

A dark stain was discernible running intermittently from the door to the bottom of the stairs.

By the door, dark stains on the wall and the floor.

A dark stain spread over the grey patterned carpet.

No one noticed the dark stain of blood that spread from the tip of a razor sharp stiletto knife in his coat pocket.

There was a dark stain around the crotch of the trousers.

red

One of the glasses had fallen on to its side and a red stain had spread from it on to the tablecloth.

Years later, when the tower was refurbished with local stone, mysterious red stains began appearing on the walls.

She could feel the red stain crawl up her neck as she caught his drift.

Even so, Viktor had seen the red stain spreading amongst the bright colours of the makeshift shroud.

You've got a huge red stain all down the back of your shorts.

One was splattered with red stains .

She looked at the red wine stain on his trousers and felt tears pricking her eyes.

The sun left a red stain behind as it retreated below the horizon.

■ NOUN

coffee

Suzy walked into the lounge and switched on a table-lamp whose shade was spotted by a coffee stain .

This time his shirt bore a long, teardrop shaped coffee stain .

wine

Port wine stains are heterogeneous, and responses to different lasers vary considerably.

She looked at the red wine stain on his trousers and felt tears pricking her eyes.

■ VERB

leave

Builders' sand leaves an orange stain .

Damaging headlines tend to leave a permanent stain .

The massacre has left an indelible stain on the name of Clan Campbell.

And worse, something which will leave a stain on me.

remove

It took me a long time to remove the stain .

Washing white is a longer process of removing the dirt and stains .

Lighter fuel can be used to remove more stubborn stains .

These are added to remove stains and oxidise matter thus assisting in the cleaning process.

see

The police sent in the mallet to see if the stains on it are human blood.

That one over there, she can see the mud stains on my back and the crushed jute leaves on my clothes.

Even so, Viktor had seen the red stain spreading amongst the bright colours of the makeshift shroud.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I can't get this stain out of the carpet.

Salt is the best cure for a red wine stain .

The pillow had a large stain on it the color of tobacco.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although the pulsed dye laser is often considered of limited value in mature portwine stain , Tan has recently reported excellent results.

I studied him in fascination as he polished his shoes each night after supper and inspected his suits for wrinkles and stains.

She could feel the red stain crawl up her neck as she caught his drift.

They had to gut the place because of the stains and the smell.

Water is a miraculous substance remover; it will remove probably 85 percent of all stains.

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