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taint
used in Howards End

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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
  • There was almost a taint of madness.
    Chapter 34 (25% in)
taint = contamination (spoiling things)
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