De`file´   Pronunciation: dė`fīl´ or dē´fīl; 277
v. i.1.To march off in a line, file by file; to file off.
[imp. & p. p. Defiled (dė*fīld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Defiling.]
v. t.1.(Mil.) Same as Defilade.
n.1.Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.
2.(Mil.) The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.
v. t.1.To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.
2.To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.
3.To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.
Defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt.
- Ezek. xx. 7.
4.To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate; to rape.
5.To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.
Noun1.defile - a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
Synonyms: gorge
Verb1.defile - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Synonyms: sully, taint, corrupt, cloud
2.defile - 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"
3.defile - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
Synonyms: befoul, maculate, foul
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