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verb stain pronunciation in British English /steɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystain
he/she/itstains
present participlestaining
past tensestained
past participlestained
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to leave a mark on something accidentally

    Sweat had stained his shirt.

    The sink was badly stained.

    be stained with something:

    His fingers were stained with blue ink.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to add colour to wood using a special liquid

    I'm going to stain it a deep red colour.

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