Translation of "stain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (MARK) 痕跡 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. 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。

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