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stain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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stained, past participle; stained, past tense; stains, 3rd person singular present; staining, present participle;
  1. Mark (something) with colored patches or dirty marks that are not easily removed
    • - her clothing was stained with blood
    • - a stained placemat
    • - red ink can stain
  2. Be marked or be liable to be marked with such patches

  3. Damage or bring disgrace to (the reputation or image of someone or something)
    • - the awful events would unfairly stain the city's reputation
  4. Color (a material or object) by applying a penetrative dye or chemical
    • - wood can always be stained to a darker shade
Noun
  1. A colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
    • - there were mud stains on my shoes
  2. A thing that damages or brings disgrace to someone or something's reputation
    • - he regarded his time in jail as a stain on his character
  3. A patch of brighter or deeper color that suffuses something
    • - the sun left a red stain behind as it retreated
  4. A penetrative dye or chemical used in coloring a material or object

  5. A special dye used to color organic tissue so as to make the structure visible for microscopic examination

  6. Any of the minor colors used in blazoning and liveries, esp. tenné and sanguine


  1. a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
  2. 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"
  3. (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  4. produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
  5. dirt: the state of being covered with unclean things
  6. tarnish: 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"
  7. A stain is a discoloration that can be clearly distinguished from the surface, material, or medium it is found upon. Stains are caused by the chemical or physical interaction of two dissimilar materials. ...
  8. Stain is the third album by Living Colour. It was released on March 2, 1993, by Epic Records. It is the first album to feature bassist Doug Wimbish. Stain features a much heavier and aggressive Living Colour, containing elements of thrash metal and industrial music. ...
  9. Incesticide is a compilation album by the American grunge band Nirvana. Incesticide consists of demos, outtakes, and radio broadcast recordings. At the time, all of the material on Incesticide was circulating within fan communities (albeit in lower quality). ...
  10. The Stain is a novel by Rikki Ducornet, written while she lived in France. It was first published in 1982 by French publications but revived in 1995 by Dalkey Press. It is about a girl named Charlotte living in an old religious society. ...
  11. The Stain is a 1914 silent drama film directed by Frank Powell and featuring Theda Bara in her onscreen debut. A print of the film was discovered in Australia in the 1990s.
  12. Staining is an auxiliary technique used in microscopy to enhance contrast in the microscopic image. Stains and dyes are frequently used in biology and medicine to highlight structures in biological tissues for viewing, often with the aid of different microscopes. ...
  13. A discoloured spot or area; A blemish on one's character or reputation; A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it; A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible; To discolour something; To taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation; ...
  14. (stained) A discoloration of the water usually occurring after a heavy rain or significant runoff. Some shorelines can have stained water from wind and rain action causing shoreline erosion. Bass especially can often hide and feed in those bands of discoloration.
  15. (STAINED) permanent discoloration of the coin's surface metal as the result of some form of environmental damage or chemical exposure.
  16. (Stained) A line fouled by other animals.
  17. (Stained) A white wine that has a slight pink hue due to being in containers that had previously used for red wines.
  18. (Stained) a coating of paint. Ruby stained glass was painted with a chemical solution including sulfate of copper which, when exposed to a high kiln temperature of about 1,000 degrees, would turn color and adhere to the surface of the glass permanently. ...
  19. (Stained) glass artists became glass painters as the form became closer and closer to panel painting.
  20. (Stained) glass on which oxides are brushed and then fired, giving a consistent overall color to the surface; this stain can be cut through to reveal the under color.
  21. (Staining) The step in the finishing process where coloring (stain) is applied to a piece of wood furniture.
  22. (Staining) dark brown marks left on trees and on the ground made by water
  23. (Staining) to apply a wood stain to alter a wood floor’s appearance and color.
  24. (Staining) A phenomenon of discoloration on newly installed limestone. Buff limestone will exhibit a brown stain while gray limestone will exhibit a dark gray stain. ...
  25. (STAINING) The coloring of the teeth due to internal and external factors.