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taint /tent/ n. [C;U] 1 a sign of decay or contamination: The bread has a taint of green mold on it. 2 a trace of scandal or corruption: Your plan to embarass your boss has a taint of evil about it.
v. [T] 1 to spoil, (syn.) to contaminate s.t.: The food has spoiled and is tainted with mold. 2 to spoil, (syns.) to stigmatize, blemish: His involvement in the scandal tainted the politicians reputation. -adj. tainted.