Meaning of STAIN in English

STAIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪn ]

( stains, staining, stained)

1.

A stain is a mark on something that is difficult to remove.

Remove stains by soaking in a mild solution of bleach.

...a black stain.

N-COUNT : oft supp N

2.

If a liquid stains something, the thing becomes coloured or marked by the liquid.

Some foods can stain the teeth, as of course can smoking.

VERB : V n

• stained

His clothing was stained with mud.

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ

• -stained

...ink-stained fingers.

COMB in ADJ

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