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stainless

[steyn-lis]
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adjective
  1. having no stain; spotless.
  2. made of stainless steel.
  3. resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of chemicals, etc.
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noun
  1. flatware made of stainless steel.
  2. stainless steel.
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Origin of stainless

First recorded in 1580–90; stain + -less
Related formsstain·less·ly, adverbstain·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for stainless

Contemporary Examples

  • Just as we had the housing bubble, we now seem to be at the apex of the stainless steel bubble.

  • Stainless signalled higher BTUs coming out of the burners, bigger ovens, and so forth.

    Beyond Stainless

    Megan McArdle

    October 19, 2012

  • This has complicated the quest for a stainless steel replacement; finishes like "oiled bronze" have already come and gone.

    Beyond Stainless

    Megan McArdle

    October 19, 2012

  • A year later, casual perusal of HGTV and design catalogues indicates that the rich are indeed moving away from stainless.

    Beyond Stainless

    Megan McArdle

    October 19, 2012

  • Are we finally nearing the end of stainless steel's kitchen dominance?

    Beyond Stainless

    Megan McArdle

    October 19, 2012

Historical Examples

  • She would have given every hope she had in the world, just then, for Sidney's stainless past.

    K

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • So without blood-guiltiness they get their end, yet stainless go to God.

  • And so passed away the soul of a mighty warrior and a stainless priest.

  • Chief of warriors art thou, and stainless flower of knighthood!'

  • A man of stainless virtue, or how can he reach the pure ideal?

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    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)


British Dictionary definitions for stainless

stainless

adjective
  1. resistant to discoloration, esp discoloration resulting from corrosion; rust-resistantstainless steel
  2. having no blemisha stainless reputation
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noun
  1. stainless steel
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Derived Formsstainlessly, adverb
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