1 blemish, blot, colour, dirty, discolour, dye, mark, smirch, soil, spot, tarnish, tinge
2 besmirch, blacken, contaminate, corrupt, defile, deprave, disgrace, drag through the mud, sully, taint
3 blemish, blot, discoloration, dye, smirch, spot, tint
4 blemish, blot on the escutcheon, disgrace, dishonour, infamy, reproach, shame, slur, stigma
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stain ( stains plural & 3rd person present) ( staining present participle) ( stained past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A stain is a mark on something that is difficult to remove.
oft supp N
Remove stains by soaking in a mild solution of bleach., ...a black stain.
2 verb If a liquid stains something, the thing becomes coloured or marked by the liquid.
Some foods can stain the teeth, as of course can smoking. V n
stained adj usu v-link ADJ
His clothing was stained with mud.
-stained comb in adj
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