Definitions of defile:
  • noun:   a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  • verb:   place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
  • verb:   spot, stain, or pollute
    Example: "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
  • verb:   make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

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