Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun taint

1 sense of taint

Sense 1
contamination, taint -- (the state of being contaminated)
       => impurity, impureness -- (the condition of being impure)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb taint

2 senses of taint

Sense 1
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud -- (place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation")
       => mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate -- (make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty")

Sense 2
infect, taint -- (contaminate with a disease or microorganism)
       => pollute, foul, contaminate -- (make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake")

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