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tainting

verb
present participle of taint

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1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • criticism of her sister's singing that was tainted by envy
  • a tendency toward conceitedness taints the athlete's status as a role model

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2 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
  • smog has long tainted the air of the city, making it difficult to breathe

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tainting

taintless

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“Tainting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tainting. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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