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

Translation of stain in Spanish:


  • 1 (dirty mark) blood stain
    mancha de sangre
    I couldn't get the stain out
    no pude quitar la mancha
    la mancha no salió
    Example sentences
    • Then when I tried to spit on my fingers and clean the stains they become dirty mud stains.
    • Anna was dressed in a dirty nightgown with mud stains on her.
    • Trouble is it's so hot it's difficult to remove those stubborn stains.
  • 2 (dye)
    Example sentences
    • Now several companies are providing training for stamped concrete, polymer overlays, and chemical stains.
    • They cut borders and pattern lines into the surface to separate different applications of colored chemical stains.
    • Chemical stains and polymer toppings are now being distributed through construction supply houses.
  • 3 (on character)
    Example sentences
    • Fully 18 months after being suspended from duty they can go back to work without a stain on their reputations.
    • That it is largely ignored is a stain on the reputation of those who would have us believe they have the good of the theatre at heart.
    • It is a story of savage in-fighting which has left a bloody stain on the club's reputation.

transitive verb

  • 1 (mark)
    to be stained with something
    estar manchado de algo
    a badly stained tablecloth
    un mantel muy manchado
    Example sentences
    • If you wait, it may be too late to safely remove the spot without staining or discoloring the fabric.
    • I could remember him talking about how coffee can stain a person's teeth yellow and how he felt like he was too young to have yellow stained teeth.
    • Many of the flats above are boarded up, the railings at the front and the side of the properties have rusted and the concrete blocks are stained and marked with graffiti.
    Example sentences
    • Is the cotton plug or filler in the bottle torn, sticky, or stained, or does it appear to have been taken out and put back?
    • He had came back, light-hearted and happy, but muddy and grass stained.
    • Slabs need to be sealed to prevent staining and moss growth.
  • 2 (dye)
    Example sentences
    • Prime and paint or stain the new boards to match the rest of the house.
    • Weeds must be controlled, and the use of chemicals may stain the material.
    • It was on paper stained by one of their chemicals to simulate antique parchment.

intransitive verb

  • 2
  • 3 (Biology)
    to stain blue/red
    teñirse de azul/rojo
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