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A trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
“Many Scottish Criminal Records Office staff also support such an inquiry so that, by identifying the guilty, the taint of suspicion can be lifted from the innocent.”
Affect with a bad or undesirable quality
“So it would have been reasonable to assume that she may have carried with her an air of confidence, even arrogance, that seems to taint every successful artist once the cash starts rolling in.”
To make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
“Many days passed with the ratio of foam to liquid within the soda changing in favor of an inevitable cataclysmic explosion that would ruin and taint all other foods within the refrigerator.”
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