verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of taint1
OTHER WORDS FROM taintun·taint·ed, adjectiveun·taint·ing, adjective
Definition for taint (2 of 2)
noun Slang: Vulgar.
Origin of taint2
Example sentences from the Web for taint
Some folks may even recognize the smell of celery as resembling the odor of “boar taint,” which has nothing to do with a pig’s backside, but is still kind of nasty.
Testing facilities are so swamped that no one knows how widespread taint is, and Napa’s varied topography, wind, and weather patterns mean that areas have different levels of exposure to smoke-filled air.Wildfires, trade wars, COVID-19: The 2020 global wine harvest may go down as the most challenging yet|Bernhard Warner|September 20, 2020|Fortune
It requires not just developing a safe vaccine, approved without the taint of a political rush job, but also a vast social science research effort to better understand people’s anxieties about the vaccine, and then help move them toward acceptance.A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?|Brian Resnick|September 4, 2020|Vox
Nevertheless, metaphysics matters, in my mind, because philosophical preconceptions, especially those we don’t acknowledge, taint which theories we are even willing to engage with.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic|Sabine Hossenfelder|September 3, 2020|Nautilus
That “removes all self-interest taint” and gives “Brian Kolfage saint hood,” stated Andrew Badolato, a longtime Bannon associate who was also indicted, in a text to Bannon that prosecutors quoted.Federal Prosecutors Have Steve Bannon’s Murky Nonprofit in Their Sights|by Yeganeh Torbati|August 24, 2020|ProPublica
If the allegations are false, Cosby has been grievously wronged with his reputation forever tainted.
Other uteri, tainted by low, regular doses of progesterone and/or witchcraft, become evil.
For weeks the information coming out of Kuala Lumpur was, at best, inconsistent and contradictory and, at worst, tainted.
We must make it known that we have had enough of consumerism tainted with misery and blood.
There are no innocents in Bangladeshi politics and every politician is tainted by accusations of corruption.
If they are guilty of doing things tainted or marked with fraud, they are liable.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
No, he will doubtless go to some friend who he thinks will tell him, and thus get his young mind tainted with impure thoughts.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
As he drove under the maples, he muttered words that would have startled her as much as his tainted breath.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Those who eat herbs never hate or fear, but those who eat other animals are tainted with both.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Cream is remarkable for the rapidity with which it absorbs and becomes tainted by any unpleasant odors.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen