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-inquĭno (or contr. cōnquĭno , cf. Lachm. ad Lucr. 2, p. 135), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to defile all over, to pollute wholly, to contaminate.
I. Prop. (rare; “not in Cic.): stercore conquinatae,Col. 8, 5, 19; 8, 7, 2. —
II. Trop. *
A. Of infectious disease, to infect, taint: “totam progeniem,Col. 7, 5, 6.—More freq.,
B. Of vices: matres coinquinari regias, Att. ap. Cic. N. D. 3, 27, 68: “se crimine stupri,Val. Max. 6, 1, 6: “se maximo scelere,id. 9, 7: “cor vitiis,Prud. Cath. 6, 53: “famam alicujus,Arn. 4, 151.— Hence, cŏinquĭnātus , a, um, P. a., polluted, contaminated: “quid esse his potest coinquinatius?Arn. 7, p. 222.
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