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To stain, taint or make dirty
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“I loathe having even one crumb of dirt or food defile my clothes.”
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To make less pure by adding impurities
“His mouth should be screened by a white cloth in order that his breath may not defile the mixture.”
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To libel or slander the good name of
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“I have arrived at the conclusion that the professor has become very angry, and is taking very indelicate steps to defile my good name.”
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To make morally or religiously impure
“Scrolls were publicly burned, and swine were sacrificed over the sacred books to defile them.”
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To engage in carnal activity, especially with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“No remorse for the sheriff, and his eye ain't right. I'm going to paint his town red, then defile his wife!”
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To destroy or damage the value or quality of
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To rot or cause to rot
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To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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A narrow opening used for passage, especially between mountains or hillsides
“It is at the junction of these valleys that the plain of Mokhna ends, narrowing to a defile through which the road runs to Beisan.”
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