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Dictionary Definition

tainted 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]

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  1. Something is corrupted or filled with imperfections.
    Hey, get that away from me! It was bought with tainted money.



  1. past of taint

Extensive Definition

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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