12 Definitions of Taint

The meaning of the word taint, the definition of Taint:

n. - A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.

n. - An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.

n. - Tincture; hue; color; tinge.

n. - Infection; corruption; deprivation.

n. - A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.

v. i. - To thrust ineffectually with a lance.

v. t. - To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.

v. t. - To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.

v. t. - To imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air.

v. t. - Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish.

v. i. - To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting.

v. i. - To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.

The word "taint" uses 5 letters: A I N T T

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after taint, or to taint in any order:

a - attain   c - intact   i - titian   l - lattin   m - mattin titman   s - statin taints tanist titans  

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ai ain ait an ani ant anti at att in it na nit ta tain tan tat ti tin tint tit

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