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1. stain

verb. ['ˈsteɪn'] color with a liquid dye or tint.

Synonyms

  • marble
  • dye
  • vein
  • ebonize
  • dip
  • ebonise

Antonyms

  • clean
  • pure
  • clear up
  • brighten

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Gram Stain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word gram-stain


1. Noun Phrase
Enterobacter aerogenes is a gram-negative (stains pink with the gram stain) bacteria.

2. Noun Phrase
Perform a gram stain of each colony, and examine under a microscope.

2. stain

noun. ['ˈsteɪn'] a soiled or discolored appearance.

Synonyms

  • oil stain
  • tarnish
  • visual aspect
  • appearance
  • bloodstain
  • iron mould
  • mud stain
  • discolouration
  • scorch
  • discoloration

Antonyms

  • cool
  • discolor
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. stain

verb. ['ˈsteɪn'] produce or leave stains.

Synonyms

  • blot
  • modify
  • spot
  • change
  • fleck
  • blob
  • smut

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. stain

noun. ['ˈsteɪn'] (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible.

Synonyms

  • colour
  • gentian violet
  • coloring material
  • methylene blue
  • color
  • crystal violet
  • colouring material
  • methylthionine chloride

Antonyms

  • merit
  • worthlessness
  • detach
  • add

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. stain

noun. ['ˈsteɪn'] the state of being covered with unclean things.

Synonyms

  • grease
  • grime
  • grunge
  • uncleanness
  • filth
  • dirtiness
  • soil

Antonyms

  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness
  • colorful

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. stain

verb. ['ˈsteɪn'] color for microscopic study.

Antonyms

  • take away

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. stain

noun. ['ˈsteɪn'] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it.

Synonyms

  • smear
  • fault
  • error
  • blot
  • spot
  • smirch

Antonyms

  • hairiness
  • beauty
  • ugliness
  • disappearance

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. stain

noun. ['ˈsteɪn'] a symbol of disgrace or infamy.

Synonyms

  • cloven foot
  • bar sinister
  • bend sinister
  • brand
  • stigma
  • cloven hoof
  • symbol
  • mark

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. gram

noun. ['ˈgræm'] a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.

Synonyms

  • metric weight unit
  • gramme
  • gm
  • dekagram
  • dag
  • weight unit
  • decagram
  • obolus
  • g
  • carat

Etymology

  • gramme (French)
  • γραμμάριον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. Gram

noun. Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938).

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