Synonyms of staining


1. staining, dyeing

usage: (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study

2. staining, spotting, maculation, soiling, soilure, dirtying

usage: the act of spotting or staining something


1. stain, dye

usage: color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"

2. stain, change, alter, modify

usage: produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"

3. tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, spot, fleck, blob, blot

usage: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

4. stain, dye

usage: color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"

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