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2 entries found for defile.
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Main Entry: 1de·file
Pronunciation: di-primarystressfimacr(schwa)l
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): de·filed; de·fil·ing
1 : to make filthy : DIRTY <stored grain defiled by rats>
2 : to corrupt the purity or perfection of <defile buildings with posters>
3 : DESECRATE <a shrine defiled by the invaders>
4 : 2DISHONOR 1 <defiled our good name>
- de·file·ment /-fimacr(schwa)l-mschwant/ noun
- de·fil·er /-primarystressfimacr-lschwar/ noun

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