• Defiling Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defile

• Defile Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.
  2. (v. t.) To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.
  3. (v. i.) To march off in a line, file by file; to file off.
  4. (v. t.) To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.
  5. (v. t.) To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (v. t.) To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate.
  8. (v. t.) Same as Defilade.
  9. (n.) The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.

Befoul, Cloud, Corrupt, Foul, Gorge, Maculate, Sully, Taint, Tarnish,