A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
- To affect with or as if with a disease.
- To affect with decay or putrefaction; spoil. See Synonyms at contaminate.
- To corrupt morally.
- To affect with a tinge of something reprehensible.
- To become affected with decay or putrefaction; spoil.
- A moral defect considered as a stain or spot. See Synonyms at stain.
- An infecting touch, influence, or tinge.