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English noun: taint

1. taint (state) the state of being contaminated


Synonymscontamination


Broader (hypernym)impureness, impurity


Narrower (hyponym)dust contamination


English verb: taint

1. taint (contact) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon


SamplesSully someone's reputation.


Synonymscloud, corrupt, defile, sully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

2. taint (body) contaminate with a disease or microorganism


Synonymsinfect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contaminate, foul, pollute


Narrower (hyponym)smut, superinfect


Antonymsdisinfect









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