Definitions for taintteɪnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a trace of something bad or offensive.
a trace of infection or contamination.
(v.t.)to modify by a trace of something bad or offensive.
to infect or contaminate.
to sully or tarnish (a person's name, reputation, etc.).
(v.i.)to become tainted; spoil.
Origin of taint:
1325–75; conflation of ME taynt (aph. var. of attaint, ptp. of attaint ) with late ME taynt hue, tint (< AF teint < L tinctus)
the state of being contaminated
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"sully someone's reputation"
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Contraction of it ain't.
Origin: Reportedly from the phrase “'tain't your balls and 'tain't your ass”.
a thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect
an injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner
to thrust ineffectually with a lance
to injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner
to hit or touch lightly, in tilting
to imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air
fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish
to be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting
to be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather
tincture; hue; color; tinge
infection; corruption; deprivation
a blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace
Taint were a three-piece metal band from Swansea, Wales. The band formed in 1994 while still teenagers, releasing a string of demos, compilation features and split records over eleven years until their first full length album, The Ruin of Nová Roma, was released in 2005. Their sophomore release entitled Secrets and Lies followed in 2007, with an ep, All Bees to the Sea, following in 2009. In September 2010, The band announced via their website that they were disbanding after 16 years. They played their final show in December 2010 in their hometown Swansea. Jimbob still makes music, forming another three-piece band called H A R K, whose debut 7 was released in 2012.
Translations for taint
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to spoil (something) by touching it or bringing it into contact with something bad or rotten
The meat has been tainted.
- يُلَطِّخ، يُلَوِّث، يُفْسِدArabic
- contaminarPortuguese (BR)
- echar a perder; contaminarSpanish
- riknema ajama,ära rikkumaEstonian
- فاسد شدن؛ صدمه دیدنFarsi
- gâter, corrompreFrench
- दूषित करनाHindi
- (po)kvariti, uprljatiCroatian
- spilla(st), menga(st)Icelandic
- guastare, contaminareItalian
- 감염, 오염 시키다Korean
- menjadi busukMalay
- (be)smitte, infisere, forderveNorwegian
- a se strica, a se alteraRomanian
- skaziť (sa)Slovak
- göra skämdSwedish
- bozmak, kokutmakTurkish
- (使)腐壞, 感染Chinese (Trad.)
- خراب کرنا، آلودہ کرناUrdu
- làm hỏngVietnamese
- （使）腐坏，感染Chinese (Simp.)
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