noun (taint, s)
- A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
- An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.
- To contaminate or corrupt (something) with an external agent, either physically or morally.
- To spoil (food) by contamination.
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