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Definition 1: the state of being contaminated - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for taint in the sense of this definition

(taint is a kind of ...) the condition of being impure

(... is a kind of taint ) state of being contaminated with dust

Definition 2: contaminate with a disease or microorganism - [verb of body]

Synonyms for taint in the sense of this definition

(taint is a kind of ...) make impure

"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"

(... is a kind of taint ) infect (an infected cell) further or infect a cell already containing similar organisms

(... is a kind of taint ) affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

Definition 3: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon - [verb of contact]

Samples where taint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sully someone's reputation

Synonyms for taint in the sense of this definition

(taint is a kind of ...) make imperfect

"nothing marred her beauty"

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