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Defile vs. Defoul

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  • Defile (verb)

    To make unclean, dirty, or impure; soil; befoul.

  • Defile (verb)

    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."

  • Defile (verb)

    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."

  • Defile (verb)

    To march in a single file.

  • Defile (noun)

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

  • Defile (noun)

    A single file, such as of soldiers.

  • Defile (noun)

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

  • Defoul (verb)

    To trample underfoot.

  • Defoul (verb)

    To physically crush or break.

  • Defoul (verb)

    To oppress, keep down.

  • Defoul (verb)

    To defile the chastity of; to debauch, to rape.

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  • Defile (verb)

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

  • Defile

    Same as Defilade.

  • Defile

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

  • Defile

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

  • Defile

    To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.

  • Defile

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

  • Defile

    To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.

  • Defile (noun)

    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.

  • Defile (noun)

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

  • Defoul

    To tread down.

  • Defoul

    To make foul; to defile.

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