distain

verb
dis·tain | \dis-ˈtān \

Definition of distain 

transitive verb

1 archaic : stain

2 archaic : dishonor

Examples of distain in a Sentence

weary soldiers with hands distained with blood

First Known Use of distain

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for distain

Middle English disteynen, from Anglo-French desteindre to take away the color of, from de- + teindre to dye, from Latin tingere to wet, dye — more at tinge

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