Translation of taint in Spanish:

taint

contaminar, v.

Pronunciation /teɪnt//teɪnt/

transitive verb

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    (water/meat) (contaminate) contaminar
    (name/reputation) (dishonor) mancillar literary
    (name/reputation) (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
    • 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.
    • The residents claim that fish caught in local waters are tainted with oil deposits from the refinery.
    • Both tainted by scandal, they are also the most polarizing figures from each of their respective parties.
    • A meat processing plant in Southern California mixed ground beef tainted with E. coli with other ground beef.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The market has been tainted with poor quality products, dismal performance and overwhelming disappointment.
    • 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.
    • Both of us were sick, after eating some tainted chocolate.
    • 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.
    • They stood in wait, a touch of nervousness undeniably tainting the air around them.
    • Pollution, noise, tainted food, plastics, celebrity boxing - we live in an alarmingly toxic environment.
    • Do you feel at all that your season has been slightly tainted now by this scandal?
    • 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 stony surface was tainted with red iron and calcium, something that I had learned in school.
    • Salt water edged into the aquifer, tainting the drinking water of the burgeoning urban areas.
    • She also trawls memories of her own childhood - her mother's accidental death, tainted with scandal, and her father collapsing in on himself.
    • He's smart and energetic and he's never been tainted by corruption or scandal.
    • Even those whose intentions are purely altruistic do not want to risk being tainted by accusations of trying to buy influence.
    • But some of the most prominent have been tainted by scandal.
    • The words were like poison, sinking beneath my skin and tainting me.
    • The best way to avoid eating food tainted with toxic chemicals was to buy certified organic produce, Dixon argued.
    • In context though, the trite lyrics never taint the record's abundant qualities.
    • Strains of resistant bacteria and viruses are grown and spread through overuse of antibiotics, and growth hormones taint the meat and cause deformities.
    • Information collected by pollsters could be tainted by biases of survey questions as well as the biases of the pollsters themselves, said Heywood.
    • He placed his arrow tainted with a poison, which instantly knocks out a target, on his bow.
    • As discussed, transmission can occur through tainted blood transfusions as well as through intravenous drug use.
    • His continued presence in government taints it with the noxious smell of cronyism.
    • The results showed 17.2 percent of the 169 aircraft carried water tainted with total coliform bacteria.
    • 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.
    • In particular, the workhouse was a shame that affected anyone tainted with its brush no matter what their birth.
    • You have two icons and one is pure and idealized, the other is tainted and dirtied.
    • Whether it's radiation unleashed or tainted food, how can we prevent harmful substances from being released into the environment?
    • The ash taints my skin and the torn sack cloth enshrouds my weakened body
    • Even our fruits and vegetables get contaminated by these pathogens through exposure to tainted fertilizers and sewage sludge.
    • The buttons on lifts, tainted with vague trails of dried-up fluids, never escape her consciousness.
    • The substitute eliminates the problem of donated blood being tainted by infections or impurities.
    • Lab tests showed that the birds ate grain tainted with insecticide.
    • These pictures, all very considerable exercises in the craft of painting, are, for us, tainted by an unreality which can seem pernicious.

noun

  • 1

    (trace)
    dejo masculine
    • It is as clean as the newest and freshest rubber, you can throw it over the daintiest lady's dress with perfect safety, you can hang it in the same closet with your evening clothes and get no taint of odor.
    • She should have the best of forage, the purest of water, the cleanest and best of ventilated stables, and the air should be free from any taint of noxious vapors - in a word, the entire environment of this faithful animal should be as carefully and honestly protected as though she was human and not brute.
  • 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
    • I mean, Celine Dion - there's no taint right now to playing Vegas.
    • Assimilation, with or without conversion to the majority faith, might succeed in masking this bedrock taint; it could not expunge it.
    • One wants to keep this area, as it were, as free of taint as far as one can.
    • I feel contaminated by it, almost as if it's a taint upon my soul.
    • The problem is that I am apparently carrying a taint.
    • Secondly, once there had been illegal maintenance the proceedings were irretrievably tainted; the taint could not be purged except by discontinuing the proceedings and bringing a fresh action.
    • A low level of taint will disappear in a few minutes.
    • What's being to protect our foodstuffs against taint and what can we expect to be the symptoms of such a thing?
    • Right now, the judge has got to see that there's a possibility of some taint to this jury pool.
    • But then there's taints and stigmas and you get passed from new boss to new boss and nobody really knows what your situation is and I think you just become a bit of a blur on their system.
    • What its creative accounting can't do, though, is wash the taint off the network following this little advertising stunt.
    • The publication of Quantum Leaps is not a fluke; rather it is an exceptionally clear manifestation of the taint, stigma, and taboo surrounding the paranormal.
    • As always, she was dressed plainly in a black garment that shifted unnaturally, almost as if the touch of her skin would leave some dread taint.
    • But that transition can be a difficult one - today's fame will never disappear, but its sparkle may curdle into a taint.
    • Hannah picked, noticing how the tone of her voice had taken a sort of offensive taint.
    • Jaehli stood up abruptly, rubbing her hands on her pants as if trying to remove some imaginary taint. * Ugh!
    • The three sculptures on show have a macabre taint but, in each piece, the nightmarish quality resonates at a different pitch.
    • Yet the reputation is so strong that some people in south Surrey claim to live in neighbouring White Rock, or mention their Crescent Beach neighbourhood rather than the actual city it's part of, to avoid the taint.
    • But what is a taint at the Centre is not a taint in the States.
    • If the fever did not kill him, this magical taint surely would!