Tainted
Taint Taint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tainting}.] To thrust ineffectually with a lance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • tainted — I (contaminated) adjective adulterated, befouled, blighted, defiled, dirtied, dirty, diseased, envenomed, foul, impaired, impure, infected, noxious, poisoned, polluted, putrefied, putrid, rancid, rotten, smirched, soiled, spoiled, stained,… …   Law dictionary

  • Tainted — is a 1988 U.S. motion picture written and directed by Orestes Matacena and starring Shari Shattuck. The movie is a low budget suspense drama about Cathy (Shattuck) a young school teacher married to the owner of a crematorium. The movie is… …   Wikipedia

  • tainted — taint|ed [ˈteıntıd] adj especially AmE 1.) a tainted substance, especially food or drink, is not safe because it is spoiled or contains a harmful substance or poison ▪ a tainted blood supply 2.) affected or influenced by something illegal,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tainted — taint|ed [ teıntəd ] adjective 1. ) tainted food is not safe to eat because it is no longer fresh: SPOILED 2. ) something that is tainted is spoiled by an unpleasant feature or quality that often makes people not want to be involved with it:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tainted — UK [ˈteɪntɪd] / US [ˈteɪntəd] adjective 1) something that is tainted is spoilt by an unpleasant feature or quality that often makes people not want to be involved with it tainted money 2) mainly American tainted food is not safe to eat because it …   English dictionary

  • tainted — adj. tainted by, with * * * [ teɪntɪd] with tainted by …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tainted — adjective especially AmE food or drink that is tainted is no longer safe because it has decayed or contains poison: tainted milk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tainted — adjective corrupted or filled with imperfections. Hey, get that away from me! It was bought with tainted money. Syn: corrupt, impure, imperfect …   Wiktionary

  • tainted — teɪnt n. trace of something bad or offensive, small amount of something harmful or unhealthy; moral blemish, hint of dishonor v. contaminate, pollute, corrupt, mar; bring shame or dishonor upon; become tainted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tainted — un·tainted; …   English syllables

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