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taint
used in Girl Interrupted

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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
  • In the world's terms, though, all of us were tainted.
tainted = spoiled (so as to be undesirable)
  • The fact that I was locked up taints everything.

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exact meaning not specified
  • But these words taint everything.
  • This explains why a general taint is useful.

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