stainless

[ steyn-lis ]
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adjective
  1. having no stain; spotless.

  2. made of stainless steel.

  1. resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of chemicals, etc.

noun
  1. flatware made of stainless steel.

Origin of stainless

1
First recorded in 1580–90; stain + -less

Other words from stainless

  • stain·less·ly, adverb
  • stain·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby stainless

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British Dictionary definitions for stainless

stainless

/ (ˈsteɪnlɪs) /


adjective
  1. resistant to discoloration, esp discoloration resulting from corrosion; rust-resistant: stainless steel

  2. having no blemish: a stainless reputation

noun
  1. stainless steel

Derived forms of stainless

  • stainlessly, adverb

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