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Definition of Taint

Taint
Taint Taint, v. t. Aphetic form of Attaint.
Taint
Taint Taint, v. i. 1. To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting. I can not taint with fear. --Shak. 2. To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.
Taint
Taint Taint, n. 1. Tincture; hue; color; tinge. [Obs.] 2. Infection; corruption; deprivation. He had inherited from his parents a scrofulous taint, which it was beyond the power of medicine to remove. --Macaulay. 3. A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.
Taint
Taint Taint, n. [Cf. F. atteinte a blow, bit, stroke. See Attaint.] 1. A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect. [Obs.] This taint he followed with his sword drawn from a silver sheath. --Chapman. 2. 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. [Obs.]
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Taint Taint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tainting.] To thrust ineffectually with a lance. [Obs.]
Taint
Taint Taint, v. t. 1. To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner. [Obs.] Do not fear; I have A staff to taint, and bravely. --Massinger. 2. To hit or touch lightly, in tilting. [Obs.] They tainted each other on the helms and passed by. --Ld. Berners.
Taint
Taint Taint, v. t. [F. teint, p. p. of teindre to dye, tinge, fr. L. tingere, tinctum. See Tinge, and cf. Tint.] 1. 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. 2. Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish. His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love. --Shak. Syn: To contaminate; defile; pollute; corrupt; infect; disease; vitiate; poison.

Meaning of Taint from wikipedia

- Taint or tainted may refer to: Contamination, the presence of a minor and unwanted element (a contaminant) a wine fault, such as cork taint, ladybird...
- Cork taint is a broad term referring to a wine fault characterized by a set of undesirable smells or tastes found in a bottle of wine, especially spoilage...
- Boar taint is the offensive odor or taste that can be evident during the cooking or eating of pork or pork products derived from non-castrated male pigs...
- Taint Pluribus Taint Unum is the debut studio album by the Minneapolis-based noise rock band Cows, released in 1987 through Treehouse Records. The first...
- "Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained...
- intercourse. The most common slang term used for this area of the body is "taint". Additional images Annotated male perineum: 1. Perineum. 2. Raphe perinealis...
- Taint checking is a feature in some computer programming languages, such as Perl and Ruby, designed to increase security by preventing malicious users...
- The Tainter gate is a type of radial arm floodgate used in dams and canal locks to control water flow. It is named for Wisconsin structural engineer Jeremiah...
- Diacetyl rarely taints wine to levels where it becomes undrinkable. Geranium taint, as the name suggests, is a flavour and aroma taint in wine reminiscent...
- Taint is a term used in the legal field with reference to evidence that has been "tainted" or ruined in some manner. The most common of such usage is...
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