Pronunciation: (tānt),[key] —n. 1. a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
2. a trace of infection, contamination, or the like.
3. a trace of dishonor or discredit.
4. Obs.color; tint.
—v.t. 1. to modify by or as if by a trace of something offensive or deleterious.
2. to infect, contaminate, corrupt, or spoil.
3. to sully or tarnish (a person's name, reputation, etc.).
4. Obs.to color or tint.