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Defile vs. Defoul

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Defileverb

(transitive) To make unclean, dirty, or impure; soil; befoul.

Defoulverb

(obsolete) To trample underfoot.

Defileverb

(transitive) To vandalize or add inappropriate contents to something considered sacred or special; desecrate

‘To urinate on someone's grave is an example of a way to defile it.’;

Defoulverb

(obsolete) To physically crush or break.

Defileverb

(transitive) To deprive or ruin someone's (sexual) purity or chastity, often not consensually; stain; tarnish; mar; rape

‘The serial rapist kidnapped and defiled a six-year-old girl.’;

Defoulverb

(obsolete) To oppress, keep down.

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Defileverb

To march in a single file.

Defoulverb

(obsolete) To defile the chastity of; to debauch, to rape.

Defilenoun

A narrow way or passage, e.g. between mountains.

Defoulverb

To tread down.

Defilenoun

A single file, such as of soldiers.

Defoulverb

To make foul; to defile.

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Defilenoun

The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior.

Defileverb

To march off in a line, file by file; to file off.

Defileverb

Same as Defilade.

Defileverb

To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.

‘They that touch pitch will be defiled.’;

Defileverb

To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.

‘He is . . . among the greatest prelates of this age, however his character may be defiled by . . . dirty hands.’;

Defileverb

To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.

‘Defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt.’;

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Defileverb

To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate; to rape.

‘The husband murder'd and the wife defiled.’;

Defileverb

To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.

‘That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile therewith.’;

Defilenoun

Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.

Defilenoun

The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.

Defilenoun

a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Defileverb

place under suspicion or cast doubt upon;

‘sully someone's reputation’;

Defileverb

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically;

‘The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air’; ‘Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man’;

Defileverb

spot, stain, or pollute;

‘The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it’;

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