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stainless

adjective stain·less \ ˈstān-ləs \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of stainless

1 : free from stain or stigma
  • the stainless purity of his boyish life
  • —Oscar Wilde
2 a : highly resistant to stain or corrosion
b : made from materials resistant to stain
  • stainless silverware

stainlessly

adverb

Examples of stainless in a Sentence

  1. nothing less than a perfectly stainless sheet of parchment would do for a diploma

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First Known Use of stainless

circa 1586

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stainless

noun

Definition of stainless

: tableware made of stainless steel

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First Known Use of stainless

1953

in the meaning defined above

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