1. [ noun ] the state of being contaminated
Synonyms: contamination
Related terms: impurity dust_contamination infect
2. [ verb ] place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Synonyms: sully corrupt cloud defile

"sully someone's reputation"

Related terms: mar cloud
3. [ verb ] contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Synonyms: infect
Related terms: disinfect pollute smut superinfect contamination
Similar spelling:   Tant