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stain·​less ˈstān-ləs How to pronounce stainless (audio)
: free from stain or stigma
the stainless purity of his boyish lifeOscar Wilde
: highly resistant to stain or corrosion
: made from materials resistant to stain
stainless silverware
stainlessly adverb


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: tableware made of stainless steel

Examples of stainless in a Sentence

Adjective nothing less than a perfectly stainless sheet of parchment would do for a diploma
Recent Examples on the Web
Photo : Open Homes Photography The kitchen is outfitted with high-end stainless appliances. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 This 13-piece tool set from Cuisinart includes a heavy duty spatula, two-prong fork, tongs, cleaning brush, four stainless skewers, and four corn cob holders. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stainless 

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stainless was circa 1586

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“Stainless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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