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Contaminated (7 letter answer)

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The answer TAINTED is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 2400 puzzles.

Related Clues

Not pure
Noxious; poisonous
Not completely clean


TAINT as a verb:

1. (defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud) = place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
2. (infect, taint) = contaminate with a disease or microorganism

TAINTED as an adjective:

1. (corrupt, tainted) = touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
2. (besmirched, damaged, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished) = especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished reputation"; "inherited a spotted name"