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Main Entry: 2stain
Function: noun
1 : a soiled or discolored spot
2 : a mark of guilt or disgrace <bore the stain of their father's crime>
3 : something (as a dye) used in staining: as a : a dye or pigment capable of penetrating the pores of wood b : a dye or mixture of dyes used in microscopy to make very small and transparent structures visible, to color tissue elements so that they can be told apart, and to produce specific chemical reactions
- stain·less /primarystressstamacrn-lschwas/ adjective


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