distain

verb dis·tain \ dis-ˈtān \

Definition of distain

1 archaic : stain
2 archaic : dishonor

Examples of distain in a Sentence

  1. weary soldiers with hands distained with blood

Origin and Etymology of 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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