- vt. 污染；腐蚀；使感染
- n. 污点；感染
- vi. 败坏；被污染
CET6+ TEM8 TOEFL
1. tinge => taint.
2. The Latin past participle of tingere, tinctus, lies behind English taint , tincture , and tint .
3. paint <====> taint
来自古法语 teint,颜色，色泽，来自拉丁语 tinctus,染色，来自 tingere,使染色，浸染，词源同 tincture,tinge.引申诸相关词义。拼写比较 point,puncture.
- taint: see tinge
- taint (v.)
- 1570s, "to corrupt, contaminate," also "to touch, tinge, imbue slightly" (1590s), from Middle English teynten "to convict, prove guilty" (late 14c.), partly from Old French ataint, past participle of ataindre "to touch upon, seize" (see attainder). Also from Anglo-French teinter "to color, dye" (early 15c.), from Old French teint (12c.), past participle of teindre "to dye, color," from Latin tingere (see tincture). Related: Tainted; tainting.
- taint (n.)
- c. 1600, "stain, spot," from Old French teint "color, hue, dye, stain," from Latin tinctus "a dyeing," from tingere "to dye" (see tincture). Meaning "a moral stain, corruption, contaminating influence" is from 1610s.
- 1. Her government never really shook off the taint of corruption.
- 2. Rancid oil will taint the flavour.
- 3. Bad books will taint the young mind.
- 4. She could smell the taint of sin in the most innocent of passions.
- 5. There seems to be a taint of drunkenness in his family.
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