Meaning of DEFILE in English


I. transitive verb (~d; defiling) see: full Date: 14th century to make unclean or impure: as, to corrupt the purity or perfection of ; debase , to violate the chastity of ; deflower , to make physically unclean especially with something unpleasant or contaminating , to violate the sanctity of ; desecrate , sully , dishonor , see: contaminate ~ment noun ~r noun II. noun Etymology: French défilé, from past participle of défiler Date: 1685 a narrow passage or gorge, III. intransitive verb (~d; defiling) see: file Date: 1705 to march off in a line

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