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taint
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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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
  • Tainted game.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (74% in)
  • Cocoanut skulls, monkeys, not even closed at first, sour milk in their swaddles and tainted curds.
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (73% in)

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