defile defile

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  2. (v) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
  3. (v) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
  4. (v) spot, stain, or pollute

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  1. To defile public property by painting graffiti on it is illegal and will probably get you arrested.
  2. The arrested youth said that he triggered the device in retaliation against the defiling of the place of worship.

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  1. "Today the world saw with horror the attacks on innocent people in Jordan by killers who defile a great religion," Bush said.
    on Nov 10, 2005 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  2. "To defile the King would once have had the perpetrator in the stocks, but for Wally and all proud Queenslanders we know that this cheap stunt won't dent our pride," Ms Bligh said. "But I think it takes sporting rivalry one step too far into...
    on Jun 13, 2006 By: Anna Bligh Source: The Age

  3. The apostle Paul writes in I Corinthians 3:16-17, "Know you now that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you...
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Examiner.com

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