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befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, dirty, foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English disteynen, from Anglo-French desteindre to take away the color of, from de- + teindre to dye, from Latin tingere to wet, dye — more at tinge
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something that serves to warn or remind
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