desecrated; made morally offensive or impure; made unclean, made foul or dirty; having the purity corrupted (e.g., "A defiled church")
soil, pollute; desecrate; rape; violate; march in a line
1. morally blemished; stained or impure
2. having the purity corrupted; made unclean; "the defiled Temple"
(similar) unclean, impure Noun
1. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
(hypernym) pass, mountain pass, notchVerb
1. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
(synonym) sully, corrupt, taint, cloud
(hypernym) mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate
2. 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"
(synonym) tarnish, stain, maculate, sully
(hypernym) spot, fleck, blob, blot
3. spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
(synonym) foul, befoul, maculate
(hypernym) dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame
(derivation) befoulment, defilement, pollution
a redeemer; redeemed; defiled
(imp. & p. p.
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