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Definitions of tainted

  1. touched by rot or decay; " tainted bacon"; "` corrupt' is archaic"
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Usage examples for tainted

  1. I trust this may be the last time that I have to assemble you together to drive from amongst us those who are tainted by the curse of heresy. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  2. The man or woman who sees the beauty of inner purity cannot ever be very deeply tainted by corruption either of body or of soul. – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. Look at the mixed blood of the Whigs, at their tainted ancestors. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
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