Definitions for defile

Definitions for (noun) defile

Main entry: defile, gorge

Definition: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Definitions for (verb) defile

Main entry: foul, maculate, defile, befoul

Definition: spot, stain, or pollute

Usage: The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Main entry: maculate, tarnish, sully, defile, stain

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

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

Main entry: corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud

Definition: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Usage: sully someone's reputation

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