Translation of taint in Spanish:

taint

contaminar, v.

Pronunciation /teɪnt//teɪnt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (meat/water) (contaminate) contaminar
    (name/reputation) (dishonor) mancillar literary
    (reputation/name) (dishonor) deshonrar
    the generosity of their donation was tainted by selfish motives la generosidad del donativo se veía empañada por el egoísmo de sus motivos
    • to be tainted with sth
    • his writings are tainted with racism su obra está contaminada de racismo
    • Information collected by pollsters could be tainted by biases of survey questions as well as the biases of the pollsters themselves, said Heywood.
    • In particular, the workhouse was a shame that affected anyone tainted with its brush no matter what their birth.
    • These pictures, all very considerable exercises in the craft of painting, are, for us, tainted by an unreality which can seem pernicious.
    • So it would have been reasonable to assume that she may have carried with her an air of confidence, even arrogance, that seems to taint every successful artist once the cash starts rolling in.
    • Once the contaminated meat leaves the processing plants, the consumer really is in trouble - as there is effectively no way to work out whether the meat is tainted or safe.
    • Small dashes of bright primary and secondary colour taint the heavier earth tones, but recede into the moody hues of the whole at a distance.
    • He placed his arrow tainted with a poison, which instantly knocks out a target, on his bow.
    • The words were like poison, sinking beneath my skin and tainting me.
    • Both of us were sick, after eating some tainted chocolate.
    • But some of the most prominent have been tainted by scandal.
    • The best way to avoid eating food tainted with toxic chemicals was to buy certified organic produce, Dixon argued.
    • His continued presence in government taints it with the noxious smell of cronyism.
    • The residents claim that fish caught in local waters are tainted with oil deposits from the refinery.
    • A meat processing plant in Southern California mixed ground beef tainted with E. coli with other ground beef.
    • You have two icons and one is pure and idealized, the other is tainted and dirtied.
    • He's smart and energetic and he's never been tainted by corruption or scandal.
    • Many days passed with the ratio of foam to liquid within the soda changing in favor of an inevitable cataclysmic explosion that would ruin and taint all other foods within the refrigerator.
    • Whether it's radiation unleashed or tainted food, how can we prevent harmful substances from being released into the environment?
    • The stony surface was tainted with red iron and calcium, something that I had learned in school.
    • Even our fruits and vegetables get contaminated by these pathogens through exposure to tainted fertilizers and sewage sludge.
    • Pollution from Asia can taint the air along the West Coast of the U.S., said scientists on Friday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    • The results showed 17.2 percent of the 169 aircraft carried water tainted with total coliform bacteria.
    • Pollution, noise, tainted food, plastics, celebrity boxing - we live in an alarmingly toxic environment.
    • While I find the very premise of the show irritating at best, this conclusive season promises to be tainted by an unintended melancholy on top of everything else.
    • She also trawls memories of her own childhood - her mother's accidental death, tainted with scandal, and her father collapsing in on himself.
    • Lab tests showed that the birds ate grain tainted with insecticide.
    • Strains of resistant bacteria and viruses are grown and spread through overuse of antibiotics, and growth hormones taint the meat and cause deformities.
    • They stood in wait, a touch of nervousness undeniably tainting the air around them.
    • In context though, the trite lyrics never taint the record's abundant qualities.
    • As discussed, transmission can occur through tainted blood transfusions as well as through intravenous drug use.
    • And for those of us who prefer not to have our food tainted with someone else's tobacco smoke, there will be no smoking in the building, except in the bar.
    • The buttons on lifts, tainted with vague trails of dried-up fluids, never escape her consciousness.
    • The market has been tainted with poor quality products, dismal performance and overwhelming disappointment.
    • The substitute eliminates the problem of donated blood being tainted by infections or impurities.
    • Salt water edged into the aquifer, tainting the drinking water of the burgeoning urban areas.
    • Both tainted by scandal, they are also the most polarizing figures from each of their respective parties.
    • The start of health was meant to be yesterday but after my muesli breakfast I forgot my bag of Tupperware, not on purpose, and so had to taint myself with the poison which is sandwiches and crisps for lunch.
    • Do you feel at all that your season has been slightly tainted now by this scandal?
    • The ash taints my skin and the torn sack cloth enshrouds my weakened body
    • Even those whose intentions are purely altruistic do not want to risk being tainted by accusations of trying to buy influence.

noun

  • 1

    (trace)
    dejo masculine
  • 2

    (stain)
    mancha feminine
    mácula feminine literary
    mancilla feminine literary
    to be without taint of prejudice estar libre de prejuicios
    • to be free of taint estar limpio de toda mancha / mácula