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]
- past of taint
Tainted is a 1988 U.S. motion picture written and directed by Orestes Matacena and starring Shari Shattuck. The movie is a low-budget suspense drama about Cathy (Shattuck) a young school teacher married to the owner of a crematorium. The movie is centered on Cathy's attempt to cover-up the murder of an intruder who attempted to rape her. The cover up of the rape is due to the man that raped her being her ex-husband.
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