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Definición de “stain” en inglés

stain

verb uk   /steɪn/ us  

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. While she was changing the wheel on her car, her coat had become stained with oil.Making things dirty and untidy [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.Making things dirty and untidy [T] to change the colour of something using a chemical: She stripped the floorboards and stained them dark brown.Colour - general words

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. The country's history is stained with the blood of (= the country is guilty of killing) millions of innocent men and women.Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing

stain

noun uk   /steɪn/ us  

stain noun (MARK)

B1 [C] a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove: a blood/grass stain You can remove a red wine stain from a carpet by sprinkling salt over it.Dirt and untidiness [C] a chemical for changing the colour of somethingTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body

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."Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of stain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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