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English definition of “taint”

taint

verb [T]
 
 
/teɪnt/
OPINION to spoil people's opinion of someone: [often passive] a government tainted by scandalDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
MAKE HARMFUL to spoil something, especially food or blood, by adding a harmful substanceDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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