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stainless

[ steyn-lis ]
/ ˈsteɪn lɪs /
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adjective
having no stain; spotless.
made of stainless steel.
resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of chemicals, etc.
noun
flatware made of stainless steel.
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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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How to use stainless in a sentence

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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