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Noun: staining  stey-ning
  1. (histology) the use of a dye to colour specimens for microscopic study
     
  2. The act of spotting or staining something
    - spotting, maculation
Verb: stain  steyn
  1. Colour with a liquid dye or tint
    "Stain this table a beautiful walnut colour"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
     
  2. Produce or leave stains
    "Red wine stains the table cloth"
     
  3. Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    "The silver was stained by the long exposure to the air";
    - tarnish, maculate, sully, defile
     
  4. Colour for microscopic study

Derived forms: stainings

Type of: alter, blob, blot, change, dirtying, dye, dyeing, fleck, modify, soiling, soilure, spot

Encyclopedia: Staining, Lancashire

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