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  Definition of defile
  1. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  2. spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
  3. 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"
  4. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone''s reputation"
Similar Words: gorge, foul, befoul, maculate, tarnish, stain, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud

 

Hyponyms: darken

 

Derivational Morphology: macule, macula, staining, spotting, maculation, befoulment, defilement, pollution, polluter, defiler, mark, stigma, brand, stain, blot, smear, smirch, spot, tarnish, cloud

 

Anagrams: fiddle, filled

 

 
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