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tainted

[ teyn-tid ]
/ ˈteɪn tɪd /
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adjective
infected, contaminated, corrupted, or spoiled:An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to eating tainted ground turkey has resulted in several deaths.
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.
(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.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of taint1.
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Origin of tainted

OTHER WORDS FROM tainted

un·taint·ed, adjective

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