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  • adj. Able to produce stains

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being stained, as objects for the microscope. See stain, v., 4 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being stained (especially of cells and cell parts)


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  • Glass, which isn't corrodible or stainable, is more resilient than granite -- though they both contain high levels of the mineral silica and can chip.

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  • Interest rates demanded by buyers of its 10-year bonds are now above 7%, a level most analysts feel is unsu-stainable.

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  • And if the meal involved a red sauce, he ate without too many stainable clothes on.


  • When America gave away our manufacturing to gain profit for investors we doomed ourselves to economic collapse because the wealth of a nation is in its ability to be self stainable without outside influence.

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  • Stainless steel proved, well, stainable and earned a poor rating because it discolored severely from application of some common materials; wood also stained badly.

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  • To S.stainable Designs J.S. Marcus profiles five international designers who integrate green principles into innovative projects Norman Foster From Berlin's Reichstag dome to London's S.iss Re building, no contemporary architect has left a greater impact on the modern city skyline than Norman Foster, whose high-tech modernism reinvented the skyscraper.

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  • But it is perhaps the most readily stainable of all fibers.


  • South Africans. it is these aims which, if implemented, will see us restore our country on a path to vigourous and stainable growth.

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  • Dr.W. L. Worcester found cell changes in the superior temporal gyri (finely granular stainable substance in practically all nerve cells) and not elsewhere.

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  • They are very very easy to clean and really clean yet it is not completely un-stainable.

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