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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stain  \Stain\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stained};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Staining}.]  [Abbrev.  fr  distain.] 
  1.  To  discolor  by  the  application  of  foreign  matter;  to  make 
  foul;  to  spot;  as  to  stain  the  hand  with  dye;  armor 
  stained  with  blood. 
  2.  To  color,  as  wood,  glass,  paper,  cloth,  or  the  like  by 
  processess  affecting,  chemically  or  otherwise,  the 
  material  itself  to  tinge  with  a  color  or  colors  combining 
  with  or  penetrating,  the  substance;  to  dye;  as  to  stain 
  wood  with  acids,  colored  washes,  paint  rubbed  in  etc.;  to 
  stain  glass. 
  3.  To  spot  with  guilt  or  infamy;  to  bring  reproach  on  to 
  blot;  to  soil;  to  tarnish. 
  Of  honor  void,  Of  innocence,  of  faith,  of  purity, 
  Our  wonted  ornaments  now  soiled  and  stained. 
  4.  To  cause  to  seem  inferior  or  soiled  by  comparison. 
  She  stains  the  ripest  virgins  of  her  age.  --Beau.  & 
  That  did  all  other  beasts  in  beauty  stain. 
  {Stained  glass},  glass  colored  or  stained  by  certain  metallic 
  pigments  fused  into  its  substance,  --  often  used  for 
  making  ornament  windows. 
  Syn:  To  paint;  dye;  blot;  soil;  sully;  discolor;  disgrace; 
  Usage:  {Paint},  {Stain},  {Dye}.  These  denote  three  different 
  processes;  the  first  mechanical,  the  other  two 
  chiefly  chemical.  To  paint  a  thing  is  so  spread  a  coat 
  of  coloring  matter  over  it  to  stain  or  dye  a  thing  is 
  to  impart  color  to  its  substance.  To  stain  is  said 
  chiefly  of  solids,  as  wood,  glass,  paper;  to  dye,  of 
  fibrous  substances,  textile  fabrics,  etc.;  the  one 
  commonly,  a  simple  process,  as  applying  a  wash;  the 
  other  more  complex,  as  fixing  colors  by  mordants. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (histology)  the  use  of  a  dye  to  color  specimens  for 
  microscopic  study 
  2:  the  act  of  spotting  or  staining  something  [syn:  {spotting}, 

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