(noun, verb)


1. the state of being contaminated

Similar word(s): contamination

Definition categories: state, impureness, impurity

Sentences with taint as a noun:

- He had inherited from his parents a scrofulous taint, which it was beyond the power of medicine to remove. — Macaulay.


1. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Similar word(s): cloud, corrupt, defile, sully

Definition categories: contact, deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

2. contaminate with a disease or microorganism

Similar word(s): infect

Definition categories: body, contaminate, foul, pollute

Sentences with taint as a verb:

- Meat soon taints in warm weather.