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taint
used in Inheritance

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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
  • The smell of brimstone tainted the air, and Eragon felt his eyes begin to water.
    54 — The Vault of Souls (89% in)

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  • Addressing Arya, Glaedr said, Separate your mind from ours, and do not allow Eragon's memories to taint your consciousness.
    40 — Questions Unanswered (83% in)
  • But he was wholly convinced of the city's corruption and believed that the best thing would be to raze it and rebuild it without the taint of perversity the religion of Helgrind had infected it with.
    17 — Dras-Leona (17% in)

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