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English noun: taint

1. taint (state) the state of being contaminated


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)contaminate, foul, pollute

Narrower (hyponym)smut, superinfect


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