[ US /ˈteɪntɪd/ ]
[ UK /tˈe‍ɪntɪd/ ]
  1. touched by rot or decay
    `corrupt' is archaic
    tainted bacon
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How To Use tainted In A Sentence

  • His Honour saw that if conduct is not unprofessional, the practitioner is entitled to an untainted reputation.
  • FEMA food kits may contain tainted peanut butter [CNN] FEMA Food May Contain Salmonella Peanut Butter - The Consumerist
  • In contrast, George finds great kinship in the pristine and untainted teachings of the Hebrew codifier, Moses.
  • I feel pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self. Chapter 1
  • (Sadly, Jesse Jackson, Jr., though he appears to not have been involved in corruption, is now too tainted in the public memory as candidate #6 or whatever to have a viable chance at filling the seat.) Matthew Yglesias » Darrel Thompson Sure Can Quit Burris
  • Lab tests showed that the birds ate grain tainted with insecticide.
  • In this interpretation, Benjamin has been tainted by his relationship with Mrs Robinson and her alcoholic self-loathing.
  • She breathed in the fresh air, untainted by the smell of bat guano, and began following the trail she had marked earlier with hair scrunchies.
  • Mr Milosevic is fighting for his political survival after a vicious campaign tainted by intimidation and haunted by fears of electoral fraud.
  • The company routinely recalls tainted products, but usually after receiving complaints from customers.
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