Definition of stainless in English:



  • 1Unmarked by or resistant to stains or discoloration.

    ‘stainless surfaces can never mellow with use’
    • ‘To reduce the possibility of corrosion, steel on all horizontal surfaces was stainless and the minimum cover on exterior surfaces was increased to 2 1/2 inches.’
    • ‘Shortly before deciding to form their own company, Norris developed a method of forging stainless Damascus, thus explaining the choice of ‘Stamascus’ as the name for their new company.’
    • ‘They say the stainless earrings shine brilliantly in the sun, which makes me stand out from the crowd.’
    • ‘Surface mounted sinks are generally installed with caulking and clamps, self-rimming porcelain sinks need only caulk but self-rimming stainless sinks add clamps as well.’
    • ‘Customers want to have the body last longer, so we are putting stainless hardware on there.’
    • ‘The stainless finish also makes blackpowder cleanup all that much easier after the match.’
    • ‘Be sure to remove the plastic protective film from the inside surface of both the upper and lower stainless rings.’
    • ‘Santorum said the program also would be expanded to include imports not currently covered, including certain wire products, heavy structurals, oil country tubular goods and stainless sheet and strip.’
    • ‘The original intake and exhaust layout has been reversed and equipped with a long-branched 4-1 stainless exhaust manifold to improve flow and increase power and torque.’
    • ‘The houses are finished to a high specification with many features, including double-glazed white uPVC windows and solid wood shaker-style kitchen units with stainless cooker hoods as standard.’
    • ‘A self-rimming stainless sink or a surface mounted sink may be attached with clips underneath the counter top.’
    • ‘Forged from several types of steel including stainless, Damascus steel has been used to make superior knife blades for thousands of years.’
    • ‘A cooking hub just shy of 12 feet long showcases the five-burner cooktop with side grill; a bar running the length of the brushed stainless backsplash puts every utensil and spice within reach.’
    • ‘In all iron-chromium-nickel stainless alloys, resistance to corrosion by environments that cause intergranular attack can be improved by lowering the carbon content.’
    • ‘The distinctive flat-bottomed boats once used to transport the wine are still moored in the river, though today, more prosaically, the wine is brought down by road in stainless - steel tankers.’
    • ‘Nearly half of these alloys, in turn, are used to make stainless and heat - resistant steels.’
    • ‘Those improbable angles only baited at what was to come, a stainless steel-clad Frank Gehry design that has been likened to origami, a clipper ship with billowing sails, or a blooming flower.’
    • ‘Horizontal wind movements are resisted at each floor level by holding the cables with stainless brackets.’
    • ‘It is also important not to pair stainless with non-stainless metals (i.e. stainless hangers with non-stainless bolts, etc.) in wet areas.’
    • ‘Although both carbon fibre oars were smashed to pieces and the stainless rowlock pins bent, the crew had two spare oars on board and managed to repair the rowlocks.’
    untouched, unspoilt, untainted, untarnished, unadulterated, pure, immaculate, pristine, flawless
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    1. 1.1 (of a person or their reputation) free from wrongdoing or disgrace.
      ‘her supposedly stainless past’
      • ‘It was ‘Win with stains’ show and it was a truly stainless performance from the tennis player.’
      • ‘For this purpose it is necessary to learn to maintain the openness and serenity of mind as signified by the old expression, ‘Clear as a stainless mirror and calm as still water.’’
      • ‘To be honest the school itself intimidated her, with its stainless reputation, wealthy attendants, and so to speak beautiful people.’
      • ‘They who hear it, are pure; they who utter it are stainless; and the True Guru will occupy their hearts.’
      • ‘It's stainless appearance is deceptive - when this was taken, City Hall, under the regime of infamous police chief Ed ‘Two Gun’ Davis, was a brutal hotbed of corruption’
      • ‘Not all of us are stainless saints capable of locating sin entirely outside ourselves.’
      • ‘This points to a second salient fact in the history of energy technology: the quest for an endless, stainless, and guiltless source of energy.’
      • ‘The awardees N. Athinarayanasamy, M. John Kennedy and K. Suresh qualified for the award after a stainless service without even a single punishment or memo for 18 long years.’
      untroubled, undisturbed, unworried, unperturbed, unconcerned, unbothered, with no qualms
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