stain (something) with (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
The hands of the man who sawed the wood, left red marks on the billets; and the forehead of the woman who nursed her baby, was stained with the stain of the old rag she wound about her head again.
Among them stood a man whose white shirt was stained with blood.
We stood before a grating and looked through into a room which was hung all about with the clothing of dead men; coarse blouses, water- soaked; the delicate garments of women and children; patrician vestments, hacked and stabbed and stained with red; a hat that was crushed and bloody.
These formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks were cut by microtome; the slides were prepared and stained with hematoxylin and eosin.
The air-dried smears are gently heat fixed and are stained with strong carbol fuchsin and intermittently heated for 5-10 minutes.
Slides were stained with freshly prepared 0.3% auramine-phenol for 10 minutes and were washed in running tap water.
The parabasal cells were small round cells with a high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio and can be seen clearly in clusters when stained with methylene blue.
Thin blood smears were prepared on clean grease free glass slides and were fixed with Methanol for one minute and stained with Giemsa solution for 30 minutes as described by Fukumoto et al.
The score of staining of intact DNA was observed very less (P=0.001) when stained with 1ug/mL working solution.
[4] Conventionally Direct Air dried smears from the aspirated material are stained with May-Grunwald Giemsa (MGG) stain and alcohol fixed smears are stained with the Papanicolaou (Pap) and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) stain for cytodiagnosis.
including supraclavicular, cervical, axillary, right mediastinal and Submandibular were included and stained with. Descriptive analysis was done.
Basic structures are stained with acidic stain and the acidic structures are stained with basic stain.
Blinded smears stained with malachite green, methylene blue, crystal violet, and carbol fuchsin were given to ten microbiologists for further identification of oocysts.
The 1-2 cm root segments were cleared with 10 (Percent) KOH for 90 min at 95oC, blanched with H2O2 (10 (Percent) ) for 15 min, acidified with 0.2 mol/L HCl for 10 min, stained with 5 (Percent) black, blue or red ink prepared with 5 (Percent) acetic acid for 3-8 min, and destained with 5 (Percent) acetic acid.
In cases stained with cytokeratin cocktail, we found strong diffuse membrane and cytoplasmic staining in most surface cells; 2 of these showed no round cell staining and 1 showed focal weak cytoplasmic round cell staining.