Translation of "stain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

stain

verb uk /steɪn/ us /steɪn/
MARK 痕跡

C2 [ I or T ] to leave a mark on something that is difficult to remove

沾汙,染汙;留下汙跡
Tomato sauce stains terribly - it's really difficult to get it out of clothes. 蕃茄醬一沾上就很麻煩——很難把它從衣服上洗掉。
While she was changing the wheel on her car, her coat had become stained with oil. 她幫汽車換輪胎時,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.

易染汙;易著色
This carpet is ideal for the kitchen because it doesn't stain easily. 這塊地毯很適合在廚房裡用,因爲它很耐髒(不怕髒)。

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

給…染色;給…著色
She stripped the floorboards and stained them dark brown. 她刮掉原來的漆,把地板刷成了深棕色。
SPOIL 毀壞

C2 [ T ] literary to permanently spoil something such as someone's reputation

敗壞,玷污(名聲等)
Several important politicians have had their reputations stained by this scandal. 好幾位重要的政界人士都因爲這宗醜聞而名聲受損。
The country's history is stained with the blood of (= the country is guilty of killing) millions of innocent men and women. 這個國家的歷史沾滿了數百萬無辜者的鮮血。
noun uk /steɪn/ us /steɪn/
MARK 痕跡

B1 [ C ] a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove

汙漬;汙點
a blood/grass stain 血污/草漬
You can remove a red wine stain from a carpet by sprinkling salt over it. 地毯上紅酒的汙漬可以撒鹽來清除。

[ C ] a chemical for changing the colour of something

染色劑;著色劑
DAMAGE 毀壞

[ S ] literary permanent damage to someone's reputation or character

汙點
His solicitor said, "He leaves this court without a stain on his character." 他的律師威廉•傑克遜說:「他走出法庭時名聲將絲毫無損。」

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