Translation of "stain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /steɪn/ us /steɪn/

stain verb (MARK)

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

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.

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

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。

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stain verb (SPOIL)

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

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。


uk /steɪn/ us /steɪn/

stain noun (MARK)

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

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


stain noun (DAMAGE)

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

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)