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Noun: taint  teynt
  1. The state of being contaminated
    - contamination
Verb: taint  teynt
  1. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "taint someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, corrupt, cloud, tarnish, soil, stain
  2. Contaminate with a disease or microorganism
    - infect

Derived forms: tainted, taints, tainting

Type of: contaminate, deflower, foul, impair, impureness, impurity, mar, pollute, spoil, vitiate

Antonym: disinfect

Encyclopedia: Taint