taint
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taint
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to contaminate)
a. contaminar
The water supply has been tainted with nitrates from products used in agriculture.El suministro de agua ha sido contaminado con nitratos que provienen de insumos agrícolas.
2. (to sully)
a. mancillar
The scandal tainted not only my good name but that of my whole family.El escándalo mancilló no solamente mi buen nombre sino el de toda mi familia.
b. manchar
The elections were tainted by allegations of vote-rigging.Las elecciones se vieron manchadas por las acusaciones de amaño de votos.
c. empañar
The candidate's campaign was tainted by a corruption scandal involving his brother.La campaña del candidato quedó empañada por un escándalo de corrupción en el que estaba involucrado su hermano.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (contamination)
a. la contaminación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When I was a child, these rivers were free from the taint of pesticides and other agricultural residues.Cuando yo era pequeña, estos ríos estaban libres de la contaminación de los pesticidas y otros residuos agrícolas.
4. (stain)
a. la mancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In Christian theology Jesus was free from the taint of sin.En la teología cristiana, Jesucristo estaba libre de la mancha del pecado.
b. la mácula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
There was no taint on his reputation.Tenía una reputación sin mácula.
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taint
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la impureza f, contaminación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. la tara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (contaminate)
a. contaminar
4. (fig)
a. manchar
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taint [teɪnt]
noun
mancha (f); mácula (f) (literary)
the taint of sin la mancha del pecado
transitive verb
1 (spoil) [+food, medicine] contaminar
2 [+reputation] mancillar
the elections have been tainted by corruption las elecciones se han visto empañadas or salpicadas por la corrupción
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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