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taint
used in Moby Dick

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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
  • —it's tainted.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (63% in)

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