Translation of "stain" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (MARK) 痕迹 uk us /steɪn/

[ I or T ] to leave a mark on something which is difficult to remove

Tomato sauce stains terribly - it's really difficult to get it out of clothes. 西红柿沙司沾上就很麻烦——很难把它从衣服上洗掉。
While she was changing the wheel on her car, her coat had become stained with oil. 她给汽车换轮胎时,外套沾上了油污。

[ I ] If a material stains, it absorbs substances easily causing it to become covered with marks, or coloured by a chemical

This carpet is ideal for the kitchen because it doesn't stain easily. 这块地毯很适合在厨房里用,因为它很耐脏。

[ T ] to change the colour of something using a chemical

She stripped the floorboards and stained them dark brown. 她刮掉原来的漆,把地板刷成了深棕色。

(Translation of “stain verb (MARK)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)