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taint / mancha
taint   [teɪnt]
A. -noun   literary   mancha (f),   masculineácula (f) literary
·the taint of sin
·la mancha del pecado
B. -transitive verb
1. (=spoil)
[+food, medicine]   contaminar
2. (figurative)
[+reputation]   mancillar
·the elections have been tainted by corruption
·las elecciones se han visto empañadas or salpicadas por la corrupciónoun
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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