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taint |tānt|

noun

  • a trace of a bad or undesirable quality or substance : the taint of corruption that adhered to the regime.
  • a thing whose influence or effect is perceived as contaminating or undesirable : the taint that threatens to stain most of the company’s other partners.
  • an unpleasant smell : the lingering taint of creosote.

 

What is a taint?

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