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shit stain

1. rude slang A stupid person. Don't listen to a fool like him, he's just a shit stain.
2. rude slang Literally, a mark left by excrement. We need to rip up these carpets—they're covered in shit stains from grandpa's dog.
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stain (something) with (something)

1. Literally, to permanently ruin or alter the color of something with the application, introduction, or interaction of some substance. I swear to God—if you stain that sofa with chocolate, you will be grounded for a week! We'll need to stain the wooded decking outside with lacquer before it rains.
2. To tarnish, besmirch, or sully something due to some action, situation, occurrence, etc. She stained her bright political career with the financial scandal. My reputation has been stained with the vile calumnies of my enemies.
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stain something with something

 
1. to cause a blemish or blotch on something with something. (Usually an accident.) Judy stained the carpet with some grape juice. You will stain your clothing with that food if you drop any of it.
2. to affect the coloring of something through the use of a chemical stain. (A purposeful act, much the same as painting.) Walter stained the house with a long-lasting reddish stain. We decided to stain the doors with a special varnish rather than paint them.
3. Fig. to injure or blemish someone's reputation. They stained his reputation with their charges. I don't want to do anything that would stain my reputation.
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25,26) Storey et al (27) recently published a study using the cumulative number of transfusions and preconditioning serum ferritin levels, combined with a semiquantitative degree of stainable iron granules, in posttransplant bone marrow biopsies (scale, 0 to 6).
This dose was based on results of the pilot study mentioned above, which demonstrated stainable hepatic iron stores 72 hours after iron administration.
05) and micronuclei and percentage stainable pollen (r = -0.
paint palette, Minwax stainable wood filler and super fast drying
Some plants produce a mixture of normal pollen and pollen with no stainable contents.
To reduce operator variation in failure determinations, careful inspection of some samples with either water or a stainable dye is recommended.
and paintable and stainable vinyls to address this.
Further evaluation included a bone marrow biopsy, which demonstrated no stainable iron.
We believe that trough reflected the over building and excesses of the 1980s, and that recent increases reflect a stainable level of construction activity.
Pablo Lapuerta et al in their studies have remarked that the most reliable criterion for tuberculous lymphadenitis are the presence of stainable AFB and culture of organisms from the aspirate.
The strategic intent of skill training initiative is to it enhance and provide requisite inputs for personality development, life skills with forward and backward linkages for trained youth to have stainable and better quality of life and to create entry level employment opportunities.
The assessment of stainable iron on bone marrow smear or biopsy for the definitive diagnosis of IDA is still widely regarded as the gold standard, but reliability is suboptimal.
They were subjected to liver biopsies which were assessed for grade, stage, steatosis, stainable iron and characteristic histological lesions.