stainless

[ steyn-lis ]
/ ˈsteɪn lɪs /

adjective

having no stain; spotless.
resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of chemicals, etc.

noun

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Origin of stainless

First recorded in 1580–90; stain + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM stainless

stain·less·ly, adverbstain·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stainless

stainless
/ (ˈsteɪnlɪs) /

adjective

resistant to discoloration, esp discoloration resulting from corrosion; rust-resistantstainless steel
having no blemisha stainless reputation

noun

stainless steel

Derived forms of stainless

stainlessly, adverb
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