taint: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tānt), [key]
- a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
- a trace of infection, contamination, or the like.
- a trace of dishonor or discredit.
- color; tint.
- to modify by or as if by a trace of something offensive or deleterious.
- to infect, contaminate, corrupt, or spoil.
- to sully or tarnish (a person's name, reputation, etc.).
- to color or tint.
- to become tainted; spoil.
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