Dictionary Results for staining

1. staining - noun

· (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study

Hypernym(s): dyeing

2. staining - noun

· the act of spotting or staining something

Synonym(s): spotting, maculation

Hypernym(s): soiling, soilure, dirtying

3. stain - verb

· color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"

Hypernym(s): dye

4. stain - verb

· produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

5. stain - verb

· make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

Synonym(s): tarnish, maculate, sully, defile

Hypernym(s): spot, fleck, blob, blot

6. stain - verb

· color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"

Hypernym(s): dye

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