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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Taint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tainted p. pr. & vb. n. Tainting.] To thrust ineffectually with a lance. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is
             archaic" [syn: corrupt]
      2: especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged
         reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished
         reputation"; "inherited a spotted name" [syn: besmirched,
          damaged, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tarnished]