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stain
British English: /steɪn/
American English: /steɪn/

Translation of stain in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 (discolour) (make stains on)
    Flecken hinterlassen auf
    + Dat.
  • 4 (Biology)
    (impregnate)
    anfärben

intransitive verb

  • sich verfärben
    (take stains)
    Flecken bekommen

noun

  • 2 [figurative]
    (blemish)
    without a stain on his character
    mit einem fleckenlosen Charakter od. [figurative] einer fleckenlosen Weste
  • 3
    (colouring-material)
    Beize, die
  • 4
    (Biology)
    Farbstoff, der

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