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Adjective: stained  steynd
  1. Marked, dyed or discoloured with foreign matter
    "a badly stained tablecloth"; "tear-stained cheeks"
  2. Having a coating of stain or varnish
    - varnished
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
    "The silver was stained by the long exposure to the air";
    - tarnish, maculate [literary], sully, defile, soil
  4. Colour for microscopic study
    - dye
  5. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    - defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud, tarnish, soil

See also: painted

Type of: alter, blob, blot, change, deflower, dye, fleck, impair, mar, modify, pollute, spoil, spot, vitiate

Antonym: unstained

Encyclopedia: Stained