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Synonyms for stain

Synonyms for stain

to soil with foreign matter

to impart color to

a discolored mark made by smearing

a mark of discredit or disgrace

something that imparts color

Synonyms for stain

(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

the state of being covered with unclean things

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

color with a liquid dye or tint

produce or leave stains

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

color for microscopic study

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There IS a second stain, but it does not correspond with the other.
Holmes, but I thought the point of the second stain not corresponding with the first would interest you."
The two stains did correspond, but the carpet has been turned round.
That's clear enough, for the stains lie above each other--if you lay it over this way.
She was pure, it was true, as he had never dreamed of purity; but cherries stained her lips.
At the same time, their boxes must be searched again--for this plain reason, that the first investigation only looked for the Diamond, and that the second investigation must look for the stained dress.
Rachel now wanting to follow their lead, before we-called the servants together, and began the search for the stained dress.
The stained article of dress may be an article of linen.
His linen or clothes are examined, and brownish stains discovered upon them.
Planchet had followed the road; like Athos, he had discovered the stains of blood; like Athos, he had noted the spot where the horses had halted.
Science shows there is no single one ingredient that cleans every kind of stain well.
A highly sensitive silver stain for detecting proteins and peptides in polyacrylamide gels.
After blotting wine stain with paper towels or a clean cloth, dilute what remains of it by pouring a small amount of cold water on it.
For teeth that are damaged due to a fall or injury of the nerve, a root canal is the most appropriate, although a brown stain may still be visible.
The main aim of this study is to compare the efficiency between Auramine-O staining method and Ziehl-Neelsen method in the detection of tuberculous bacilli and to prove the diagnostic value of Auramine-O stain in hospitals where fluorescent microscopy is available, along with routine H&E stain or Papanicolaou stained lymph node aspirates.