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Noun
An act of great disrespect shown to God or to sacred ideas, people, or things
“For two centuries the Christian monasteries in England suffered defilements at the hands of Viking invaders.”
Noun
The action of defiling or the state of being defiled
“Water metaphors give rise to a fluid cosmology of feelings in which senses of pollution, dirt and defilement are caught up with the need to protect social, moral and bodily boundaries.”
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An instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
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Disgusting dirt
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The act or process of contaminating
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A military strike or incursion
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The wanton destruction or spoiling of a place
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Disregard of the authority and character of a superior
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Lack of piety or reverence
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Physical defilement
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The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects
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An infectious disease
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Cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
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The process by which a word or expression is changed from its original state to one regarded as erroneous or debased
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The quality or state of being obscene
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