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Another word for stain

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Verb
  1. To soil with foreign matter

  2. To contaminate the reputation of

      1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
      2. To detract from or spoil:
      3. To bring disgrace to; sully:
      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. To mar the cleanness or luster of; soil or stain.
      2. To defile; taint:
      3. Something that stains or spots.
      1. To scatter (a liquid, for example) in drops or small amounts:
      2. To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts:
      3. To strike or land on in a dispersed way:
      1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
      2. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      3. Country; land:
      1. A particle of dirt or soot:
      2. A smudge made by soot, smoke, or dirt.
      3. Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
      1. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
      2. To smear or blur (something):
      3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
      1. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      2. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      3. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
      1. Covered or marked with dirt or an unwanted substance; unclean.
      2. Spreading dirt; polluting:
      3. Apt to soil with dirt or grime:
      1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
      2. To disparage; belittle:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make black.
      2. To sully or defame:
      3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
      1. To stain; sully:
      2. To make dirty; soil.
      1. To make dirty; soil.
      2. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
  3. To ruin utterly in character or quality

  4. To impart color to

      1. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
      2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
      3. A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace.
      1. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
      2. An imparted color; a tint.
      3. A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
      1. A substance used to color materials.
      2. A color imparted by dyeing.
      3. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
      1. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
      2. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
      3. A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:
    See also:

    colors

Noun
  1. A discolored mark made by smearing

      1. An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
      2. To mark with splotches or a splotch.
      1. To soil or stain.
      2. A stain or spot of dirt.
      1. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
      2. To smear or blur (something):
      3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
      1. To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
      2. To dishonor; defame.
      3. Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
      1. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      2. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      3. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
      1. To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
      2. To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
      3. To apply with quick or crude strokes:
      1. A spot or blot; a splotch.
      2. A discoloration on the skin; a blemish.
      3. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
    See also:

    marks

  2. A mark of discredit or disgrace

      1. To impart a stigma to; disgrace:
      2. To pass a sentence of attainder against.
      3. To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
      1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
      2. To detract from or spoil:
      3. To bring disgrace to; sully:
      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. An association of disgrace or public disapproval with something, such as an action or condition:
      2. A visible indicator of disease.
      3. A small bodily mark, especially a birthmark or scar, that is congenital or indicative of a condition or disease.
      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
      2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
      3. The burden of proof:
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
      1. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      2. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
      3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
      1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
      2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.

Another word for stain

Noun
Verb
  1. To soil

      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
      2. To become altered or spoiled in color.
      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
    See also:

    dirty

  2. To color

      1. Any of various clear or colored synthetic coatings made by dissolving nitrocellulose or other cellulose derivatives together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents and used to impart a high gloss to surfaces.
      2. A glossy, resinous material, such as the processed sap of the lacquer tree, used as a surface coating.
      3. A finish that is baked onto the inside of food and beverage cans.
      1. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
      2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
      3. A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace.
      1. A substance used to color materials.
      2. A color imparted by dyeing.
      3. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.