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  1. N liter mancha f , mácula f liter

  2. VT

    1. (=spoil) [+ food, medicine] contaminar

    2. (fig) [+ reputation] mancillar

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The possibility of the occurrence of taint or odour in food crops must be investigated and be reported where:
Deberá examinarse la posible aparición de alteraciones en el sabor o el olor de los cultivos para alimentación, e informar sobre ellas, cuando:
A mechanism for industry to alert FDA about potentially tainted products and about the firms that make them.
Un mecanismo para la industria para alertar a la FDA sobre posibles productos contaminados y las compañías que los fabrican.

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teɪntFeminine nounmancha; máculaExamples

the taint of sin — la mancha del pecado

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become tainted

Word forms


Common casetainttaints
Possessive casetaint'staints'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)tainting
Past Participle (Participle II)tainted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I taintwe taint
you taintyou taint
he/she/it taintsthey taint
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am taintingwe are tainting
you are taintingyou are tainting
he/she/it is taintingthey are tainting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have taintedwe have tainted
you have taintedyou have tainted
he/she/it has taintedthey have tainted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been taintingwe have been tainting
you have been taintingyou have been tainting
he/she/it has been taintingthey have been tainting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I taintedwe tainted
you taintedyou tainted
he/she/it taintedthey tainted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was taintingwe were tainting
you were taintingyou were tainting
he/she/it was taintingthey were tainting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had taintedwe had tainted
you had taintedyou had tainted
he/she/it had taintedthey had tainted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been taintingwe had been tainting
you had been taintingyou had been tainting
he/she/it had been taintingthey had been tainting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will taintwe shall/will taint
you will taintyou will taint
he/she/it will taintthey will taint
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be taintingwe shall/will be tainting
you will be taintingyou will be tainting
he/she/it will be taintingthey will be tainting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have taintedwe shall/will have tainted
you will have taintedyou will have tainted
he/she/it will have taintedthey will have tainted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been taintingwe shall/will have been tainting
you will have been taintingyou will have been tainting
he/she/it will have been taintingthey will have been tainting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would taintwe should/would taint
you would taintyou would taint
he/she/it would taintthey would taint
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be taintingwe should/would be tainting
you would be taintingyou would be tainting
he/she/it would be taintingthey would be tainting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have taintedwe should/would have tainted
you would have taintedyou would have tainted
he/she/it would have taintedthey would have tainted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been taintingwe should/would have been tainting
you would have been taintingyou would have been tainting
he/she/it would have been taintingthey would have been tainting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am taintedwe are tainted
you are taintedyou are tainted
he/she/it is taintedthey are tainted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being taintedwe are being tainted
you are being taintedyou are being tainted
he/she/it is being taintedthey are being tainted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been taintedwe have been tainted
you have been taintedyou have been tainted
he/she/it has been taintedthey have been tainted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was taintedwe were tainted
you were taintedyou were tainted
he/she/it was taintedthey were tainted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being taintedwe were being tainted
you were being taintedyou were being tainted
he/she/it was being taintedthey were being tainted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been taintedwe had been tainted
you had been taintedyou had been tainted
he/she/it had been taintedthey had been tainted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be taintedwe shall/will be tainted
you will be taintedyou will be tainted
he/she/it will be taintedthey will be tainted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been taintedwe shall/will have been tainted
you will have been taintedyou will have been tainted
he/she/it will have been taintedthey will have been tainted