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What is another word for defiling?

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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to make morally or religiously impure
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“Scrolls were publicly burned, and swine were sacrificed over the sacred books to defile them.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
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Present participle for to decay, decompose or rot
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Present participle for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Present participle for to engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
Adjective
Easily, or capable of being, transmitted to others
Adjective
Showing a lack of respect for God or religion
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Noun
The improper use of something
“The council, for its part, accused the traders of violating city by-laws and of defiling the environment.”
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