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  Words related to stain

Related / Similar Words: blot, smear, smirch, spot, discoloration, discolouration, mark, stigma, brand, dirt, filth, grime, soil, grease, grunge, tarnish, maculate, sully, defile

 

Definition:
  • an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook";
  • a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain";
  • a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis;
  • the state of being covered with unclean things;
  • (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible;
  • color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen";
  • color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages";
  • produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth";
  • make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man";

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    Hyponyms: scorch, bloodstain, iron mold, iron mould, mud stain, oil stain, tarnish, demerit, bar sinister, bend sinister, cloven hoof, cloven foot, gentian violet, crystal violet, methylene blue, methylthionine chloride, counterstain, ebonize, ebonise, dip, tattoo, marble, vein, smut, darken

     

    Grouped Verbs: spot, fleck, blob, blot

     

    Derivational Morphology: tarnish, maculate, sully, defile, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, besmirch, discolor, discolour, colour, color, stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark, post, grease, dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire, staining, stainer, dirt, filth, grunge, discoloration, discolouration, macule, macula, spotting, maculation, stigma, blot, spot

     

    Anagrams: satin, saint

     

     
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