verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stain
Examples from the Web for staining
The police, he says, did not help for fear of staining their clothes with the blood.Gang-Raped Indian Woman’s Companion Speaks Out About the Attack|Shivam Vij|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The too common mistake is to try to imitate oak by staining pine or poplar or birch.Carpentry for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
The grain of the wood will show up well if the surface is given a dull waxed finish after staining.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.
Starch-granules sometimes retain their original form, but are ordinarily not to be recognized except by their staining reaction.
In addition the nucleus contains a body (n) smaller than in the preceding stage, but staining the same.Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens