stain

Part of speech: verb

To make a stain upon; impart a stain to; color or discolor.

Part of speech: verb

To take or impart a stain.

Part of speech: noun

A discoloration.

Part of speech: noun

A dye used in staining.

Part of speech: noun

A moral taint; tarnish.

Part of speech: adjective

Stainless.

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Usage examples "stain":

  1. Not for all the wealth of the Indies would he remove a single stain. - "The Book-Hunter at Home", P. B. M. Allan.
  2. Now Eochy the King had a brother whose name was Ailill Anglounach, or Ailill of the Single Stain, for one dark spot only was on his life, and it is of this that the story now shall tell. - "The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland", T. W. Rolleston.
  3. There will be no 'Contention of Powers', Nor the marks of official stain. - "Life in a Thousand Worlds", William Shuler Harris.