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stainless

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adjective stain·less \ˈstān-ləs\

Definition of stainless

  1. 1 :  free from stain or stigma the stainless purity of his boyish life — Oscar Wilde

  2. 2a :  highly resistant to stain or corrosionb :  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

First Known Use of stainless

circa 1586


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stainless

noun stain·less

Definition of stainless

  1. :  tableware made of stainless steel

First Known Use of stainless

1953



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