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stainless

[steyn-lis] /ˈsteɪn lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no stain; spotless.
2.
made of stainless steel.
3.
resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of chemicals, etc.
noun
4.
flatware made of stainless steel.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; stain + -less
Related forms
stainlessly, adverb
stainlessness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stainlessly

stainless

/ˈsteɪnlɪs/
adjective
1.
resistant to discoloration, esp discoloration resulting from corrosion; rust-resistant: stainless steel
2.
having no blemish: a stainless reputation
noun
3.
stainless steel
Derived Forms
stainlessly, adverb
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