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English definition of “stain”

stain

verb     /steɪn/
MARK [I, T] to leave a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove , or to become dirty in this way: That wine I spilt has stained my shirt . Avoid light carpets because they stain easily .Making things dirty and untidy
PAINT [T] to paint a wooden surface with a thin paint in order to change its colour : She stained the bookcase to match the desk .Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words
(Definition of stain verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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