adjective see stain II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stain — I. verb Etymology: Middle English steynen, partly from Anglo French desteindre to take away the color from & partly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse steina to paint more at distain Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to suffuse with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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