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Verb
Present participle for to cause to become soiled or dirty
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“The bed's heart is a wet wound, a pulsing broken sore, with the hint of whiteness under folds of black and ruddy blood oozing to besmirch the sheets.”
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Present participle for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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“I regard the continued campaign by some in the media to denigrate and besmirch the reputation of the Navy as quite outrageous.”
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Present participle for to criticize or condemn severely
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Present participle for to mark or become marked with spots
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Present participle for to scatter, or be scattered, in a messy way
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Present participle for to mark out as having a particular (typically negative) quality
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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Noun
Physical defilement
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