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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 Stain

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

How do you pronounce stain?

Pronounce stain as steɪn.

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Example sentences of the word stain


1. Noun, singular or mass
Working from top to bottom, apply the stain in the same direction as the grain of the wood.

2. Adjective
Erase any remaining stain spots with an eraser sponge, working gently against the leather to avoid scratching it.

3. Verb, base form
It is simply better to stain wood when dry.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Can you still stain the wet wood?

Quotes containing the word stain


1. RésuméRazors pain you,Rivers are damp,Acids stain you,And drugs cause cramp.Guns aren't lawful,Nooses give,Gas smells awful.You might as well live.
- Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope

2. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher

3. I should open up a dry cleaners/pizza parlor. Extra Stain Sauce will be free, but removing it out of your clothes will cost you.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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. stain

verb. ['ˈsteɪn'] make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • maculate
  • sully
  • darken
  • blot
  • defile
  • spot
  • blob
  • fleck

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • steinen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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