distained


distained
stained, discoloured, tarnished

"The door, which was equipped with neither bell nor knocker, was blistered and distained." (Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll and Hyde).


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  • Distained — Distain Dis*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distaining}.] [OE. desteinen, OF. desteindre to take away the color, F. d[ e]teindre; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. teindre to tinge, dye, L. tingere. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Stain}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distain — Dis*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distaining}.] [OE. desteinen, OF. desteindre to take away the color, F. d[ e]teindre; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. teindre to tinge, dye, L. tingere. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Stain}.] To tinge …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distaining — Distain Dis*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distaining}.] [OE. desteinen, OF. desteindre to take away the color, F. d[ e]teindre; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. teindre to tinge, dye, L. tingere. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Stain}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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