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taint, contamination
n. the state of being contaminated
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cloud, taint, corrupt, sully, defile
v. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
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scratch
n. (golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"
cytosmear, cytologic smear, smear
n. a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
discolouration, discoloration, stain
n. a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
stigma
n. a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease
ignominy, disgrace, shame
n. a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
foulness
n. disgusting wickedness and immorality; "he understood the foulness of sin"; "his display of foulness deserved severe punishment"; "mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed"
putrescence, corruption, rottenness, putridness
n. in a state of progressive putrefaction
oxidate, oxidise, oxidize
v. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
damage
v. suffer or be susceptible to damage; "These fine china cups damage easily"
discolor
v. cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
discolor
v. lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored"
stain
v. produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
doctor up, doctor, sophisticate
v. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
foul, pollute, contaminate
v. make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
blot, blob, fleck, spot
v. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
mottle, blotch, streak
v. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
streak
v. move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
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pureness, purity
n. being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
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