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English definition of “stain”

stain

verb [I/T]    /steɪn/
to leave a mark on something that is difficult to remove, or to become colored or spoiled by a mark: [T] Strawberry juice stained my shirt. [I] This carpet is practical because it doesn’t stain easily. If you stain wood, you put a substance on it that changes its color: [T] Instead of painting the woodwork, she stained it dark brown. stainless    /ˈsteɪn·ləs/ adjective
(Definition of stain verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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