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Noun
A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
“This can have a significant impact on the product by causing a taint in the flavor.”
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An imperfection, fault or bad name associated with someone
“By identifying the guilty, the taint of suspicion can be lifted from the innocent.”
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A small round or roundish mark, differing in color or texture from the surface around it
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The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects
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Loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action
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A foul smell
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A disease spread by close contact
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The particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a shade of a color
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Extreme malice and bitterness shown in someone's attitudes, speech, or actions
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To make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
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“A cataclysmic explosion that would ruin and taint all other foods within the refrigerator.”
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To sully the good name of
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“She carries with her an air of confidence, even arrogance, that seems to taint every successful artist once the cash starts rolling in.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To affect without completely changing
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To become sour or tainted
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To implant bitter feelings in
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To treat someone or something badly or unkindly
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To give color or a different color to
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To make dark, dim, or indistinct
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