a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
a trace of infection, contamination, or the like.
a trace of dishonor or discredit.
Obsolete. color; tint.
verb (used with object)
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.).
Obsolete. to color or tint.
verb (used without object)
to become tainted; spoil.
noun, Slang: Vulgar.
the area between the testicles or vulva and the anus; the perineum.
to affect or be affected by pollution or contamination: oil has tainted the water
to tarnish (someone’s reputation, etc)
a defect or flaw: a taint on someone’s reputation
a trace of contamination or infection
adjective 1. free from or without taint; pure; innocent.
noun 1. (in China) the head or owner of a foreign business establishment. noun 1. a highly venomous elapid snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, of New Guinea and northern Australia, that grows to a length of from 10 to 12 feet (3.1 to 3.7 meters). noun 1. a large highly venomous elapid snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, of NE […]
noun, Wade-Giles. 1. a city in and the capital of Taiwan, in the N part. noun, Wade-Giles, Pinyin. 1. a Chinese island separated from the SE coast of China by Taiwan Strait: a possession of Japan 1895–1945; restored to China 1945; seat of the Republic of China since 1949. Capital: Taipei. noun 1. People’s Republic […]
noun 1. a person who participated in the unsuccessful rebellion (Taiping Rebellion) 1850–64, led by Hung Hsiu-ch’üan (Hong Xiuquan), who attempted to overthrow the Manchu dynasty. noun 1. (history) a person who supported or took part in the movement of religious mysticism and agrarian unrest in China between 1850 and 1864 (Taiping rebellion), which weakened […]