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stain

verb

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1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • her poor choice of companions stained her reputation somewhat

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2 to give color or a different color to
  • stained the table to look like cherry

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3 to make dirty
  • oil stained his work pants

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stain

noun

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2 a substance used to color other materials
  • applied several coats of stain to the wood

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The first known use of stain was in the 14th century

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“Stain.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stain. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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