Meaning of DEFILE in English


vt ·same·as defilade.

2. defile ·vi to march off in a line, file by file; to file off.

3. defile ·vt to make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.

4. defile ·vt to injure in purity of character; to corrupt.

5. defile ·vt to soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.

6. defile ·vt to corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate.

7. defile ·noun the act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. ·see defilade.

8. defile ·noun 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.

9. defile ·vt to make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.

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