HyperDic: taint

English > 3 senses of the word taint:
VERBcontacttaint, defile, sully, corrupt, cloudplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
bodytaint, infectcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
NOUNstatetaint, contaminationthe state of being contaminated
taint > pronunciation
Rhymesacquaint ... saint: 12 rhymes with eynt...
English > taint: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being contaminated.
Narrowerdust contaminationstate of being contaminated with dust
Broaderimpurity, impurenessThe condition of being impure
Spanishcontaminación, infección
Verbstaintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
English > taint: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdefile, sully, corrupt, cloud
Broadermar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiatemake imperfect
Spanishafear, mancillar, pervertir
Catalanpervertir, sollar
English > taint: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningcontaminate with a disease or microorganism.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Narrowersmutaffect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
superinfectinfect (an infected cell) further or infect a cell already containing similar organisms
Broaderpollute, foul, contaminatemake impure
OppositedisinfectDestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
Spanishcontagiar, impurificar, infectar, inficionar, manchar
Catalancontagiar, contaminar, infectar
Nounstaintthe state of being contaminated

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