Taint



noun
1.
a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
2.
a trace of infection, contamination, or the like.
3.
a trace of dishonor or discredit.
4.
Obsolete. color; tint.
verb (used with object)
5.
to modify by or as if by a trace of something offensive or deleterious.
6.
to infect, contaminate, corrupt, or spoil.
7.
to sully or tarnish (a person’s name, reputation, etc.).
8.
Obsolete. to color or tint.
verb (used without object)
9.
to become tainted; spoil.
noun, Slang: Vulgar.
1.
the area between the testicles or vulva and the anus; the perineum.
verb
1.
to affect or be affected by pollution or contamination: oil has tainted the water
2.
to tarnish (someone’s reputation, etc)
noun
3.
a defect or flaw: a taint on someone’s reputation
4.
a trace of contamination or infection

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