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taint
used in Frankenstein

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Definition to spoil something so it is not desirable — as when bacteria contaminates a food; or as when a rumor makes people distrust a person
  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.
    Chapter 2 (37% in)
tainted = spoiled (so it is not as good)
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