to discolor; stain; sully.
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How to use distain in a sentence
"All's the better for them to hide in," the old woman was continuing, her face a brazen mixture of distain and contempt.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
So 1684; but 'Disdain'd' may be a misprint for 'distain'd' (outshone).The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume VI | Aphra Behn
To pardon or parley with rebels he thought would distain his honour.Henry VIII. | A. F. Pollard