Definition of tear-stained adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tear-stained

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtɪə steɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪr steɪnd//
 
 
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(especially of somebody’s face or cheeks) wet with tears a little girl with tear-stained cheeks
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