Definitions for



Overview of noun staining

The noun staining has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (23) staining

((histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study)

2. (10) staining, spotting, maculation

(the act of spotting or staining something)


Overview of verb stain

The verb stain has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (19) 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")

2. (2) stain

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

3. 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")

4. stain

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

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices