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Definition of taint verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    taint

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//teɪnt//
     
    [often passive] taint something (with something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they taint
     
    he / she / it taints
     
    past simple tainted
     
    -ing form tainting
     
     
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  1. to damage or spoil the quality of something or the opinion that people have of someone or something The administration was tainted with scandal.
  2.  
    adjective tainted drinking water
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