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  1. infected, contaminated, corrupted, or spoiled:An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to eating tainted ground turkey has resulted in several deaths.

  2. affected by a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful:We strongly urge you to distance your charitable organization from this discredited project and its tainted money.

  1. (of the name, reputation, etc., of a person or group) sullied or tarnished:Having such a program available to these students could help fix the tainted reputation many feel our school has earned.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of taint1.

Origin of tainted


Other words from tainted

  • un·taint·ed, adjective

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