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tr.v. de·stained, de·stain·ing, de·stains
To remove stain from (a specimen) to aid in microscopic study.
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chem to remove a stain from
an archaic spelling of distain
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to remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast of parts.
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|Verb||1.||destain - remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast|
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