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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Without stain or blemish: a stainless reputation.
  • adj. Resistant to stain or corrosion: stainless metal.
  • adj. Made of a stainless material: a stainless teapot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing an alloy that is resistant to corrosion and discoloration.
  • adj. Unmarked, spotless.
  • n. Short for stainless steel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from stain; immaculate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from spot or stain, whether physical or moral; unblemished; immaculate; untarnished: literally or figuratively.

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

  • adj. (of reputation) free from blemishes
  • n. steel containing chromium that makes it resistant to corrosion

Etymologies

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stain +‎ -less

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