Taint

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Definition

to taint: to contaminate, to corrupt, to dirty, to add a negative aspect to something that was good
verb

tainted: contaminated, corrupted, worsened
adjective

tainted (evidence, data): corrupt, biased, inaccurate (evidence, data)
adjective

Examples

  • "Scientists initially thought that the result was an anomaly, and feared their data was tainted, however repeated testing confirmed that the data was in fact valid."

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